All-weather midfielder N’Golo Kante (32, France) has agreed to a trip to Saudi Arabia. He had a bowl of rice with Karim Benzema (36), a teammate of the French national team.
On the 21st (Korean time), multiple media including the British BBC reported the news of Kante joining Al Ittihad. Kante, whose contract with Chelsea in the Premier League expires at the end of June this year, has recently been weighed down by a trip to Saudi Arabia.
Kante, who has not played many games this season due to injuries, will put an end to his Premier League career at the end of this season. After a surprise league win at Leicester City in 2015/16, Kante moved to Chelsea. In addition to winning the league at Chelsea, he also experienced lifting the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and FA Cup titles.
For the 2016/17 season, he was named Player of the Year by the Football Writers Association of England and the Association of Professional Footballers. In the 2018 World Cup in Russia, he was a key member of the French national team and played a big role in winning the championship.
According to local reports, Kante has agreed to a contract with Al Ittihad for three years and £86 million (approximately 141.5 billion won). This put him in sync with Benzema in an Al Ittihad shirt.스포츠토토
Meanwhile, the BBC introduced Kante as a big-name player who moved to Saudi Arabia following Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema, and reported that the rush to Saudi Arabia would continue. However, Tottenham star Son Heung-min said he did not want to move to Saudi Arabia.