On the night of June 28, Al Ahli announced rookie Edouard Mendy, the best goalkeeper in the world in 2021.
As revealed by journalist Fabrizio Romano , Al Ahli has spent 15 to 17 million pounds to own the best goalkeeper in the world in 2021. Mendy’s contract in Saudi Arabia is valid until the summer of 2026.
The Senegalese goalkeeper became the fifth transfer blockbuster in the Saudi Pro League this summer, after Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante (Al Ittihad), Ruben Neves, Kalidou Koulibaly (Al Hilal).
“A likable man on and off the pitch. Mendy will always have an important place in Chelsea history. We appreciate and appreciate Mendy’s contribution to Chelsea in the Champions League 2020/21. Good luck to him. Good luck in the next stage,” the Stamford Bridge home club announced.
Mendy’s new football team is Al Ahli. The home team of King Abdullah Sports City has just won the First Division championship, which means tickets to the Saudi Pro League 2023/24.
Mendy joined Chelsea in the summer of 2020 and immediately took the starting position from Kepa Arrizabalaga. In his first season in England, Mendy helped “The Blues” win 3 titles including Champions League, European Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. In the 2022/23 season, the goalkeeper born in 1992 suddenly dropped in form. When Mauricio Pochettino came to power, he excluded Mendy from the plan to return the main catch to Kepa.
According to journalist Romano, Saudi fans are about to welcome another star, Hakim Ziyech. The Morocco player has completed the medical test and is just waiting for the announcement from Al Nassr.