After struggling with injuries and finding limited playing time at Chelsea, Kanté has made the decision to bid farewell to European football.
According to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, Saudi emissaries have arrived in London to present an official proposal to Kanté.
? EXCL: Saudi emissaries, in London to present an official proposal to N’Golo Kanté. #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 6, 2022
Salary bid could reach €100m inclusive of the image rights & commercial deals.
Al Ittihad and Al Nassr, on it.
Kanté always gave priority to new deal at Chelsea — it was close in March. pic.twitter.com/tACQjcPLPW
N’Golo Kanté to Al Ittihad, here we go! ?⚫️?? #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 7, 2023
◉ Medical tests completed in London.
◉ 2 year deal with an option for further season.
◉ €100m per season salary — figure includes image rights, commercial deals and ‘creative’ portfolio. pic.twitter.com/aHflFM9VMI
The proposed deal includes a salary bid that could potentially reach €100 million, encompassing image rights and commercial agreements.
Both Al-Ittihad and Al Nassr are vying for the signature of the talented midfielder, with Kanté giving priority to a new deal at Chelsea, which came close to fruition in March.
Despite being one of the most accomplished players in his position, Kanté has often been underrated.
He played a pivotal role in Leicester City's remarkable journey to the Premier League title and later clinched the UEFA Champions League trophy with Chelsea.
In addition to these club successes, he has also claimed multiple Premier League titles and a FIFA World Cup with the French national team.
At Al-Ittihad, Kanté will reunite with fellow countryman Karim Benzema, further elevating the profile of the Saudi Pro League.
The influx of high-profile signings to the league is expected to bring increased recognition and further strengthen the competition in the upcoming season.