Saudi “Al-Ittihad” have announced the signing of N’Golo Kante. The winner of the 2018 World Cup as part of the French national team moved to a new team as a free agent, writes TASS.
It is noted that the contract of 32 years old Kante with the English “Chelsea” ended at the end of the season. The French midfielder has been with the “Blues” since the summer of 2016. As part of “Chelsea”, Kante won the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the champion of England.
In 269 matches, he scored 13 goals and 16 assists. At the end of the 2016/17 season, the Frenchman was named the best player in the English Premier League.
“Al-Ittihad” became the champion of Saudi Arabia last season. The team scored 72 points after 30 rounds and was five points ahead of “Al-Nasr” in the standings of the national championship, which is played by the Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
On June 6, “Al-Ittihad” announced the signing of 2022 “Golden Ball” winner and five-time Champions League winner Karim Benzema.