After all, talented midfielder N’Golo Kante no longer plays football in Europe at the age of 32.
N’Golo Kante’s contract with the Blues expires at the end of the 2022/23 season. The France international has played a key role in Chelsea’s success in recent years. The team’s performance going down at the same time as Kante’s injury showed how important he was.
However, that also means Chelsea and Kante cannot find a common voice in extending the contract.
Chelsea were reluctant to sign a long-term contract with Kante, due to age and recent injuries, so as soon as coach Mauricio Pochettino took over, the Stamford Bridge team removed Kante from the plan next season.
After all, Kante also has a new destination. Specifically, Kante has officially moved to Saudi Arabia to play football. In the Middle East, the French midfielder will receive a salary of 100 million euros for four seasons, including sources from image rights and some other commercial transactions. He will become Karim Benzema’s teammate in Al Ittihad.
Along with Benzema, Al Ittihad believes they can sustain their success through Kante’s presence. In the case of a complete treatment of the injury, Kante will certainly become a quality contract in a tournament that is trying to develop like the Saudi Pro League.