N’Golo Kante has completed medical tests in London ahead of the midfielder’s free transfer move from Chelsea to Al Ittihad.
Kante’s contract at Chelsea expires this summer and the France international is set to become the latest big name player to join the Saudi Pro League.
Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Kante will sign a two-year deal at Al Ittihad, with the option of a further season, and will earn a total salary of around €100m per season.
Chelsea had wanted to retain the services of Kante despite an injury-hit season that restricted the 32-year-old to just seven Premier League appearances in 2022/23.
N’Golo Kanté to Al Ittihad, here we go! 🟡⚫️🇸🇦 #CFC
◉ 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
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 7, 2023
The midfielder has instead decided on a new challenge after seven successful seasons in west London that saw Kante win the Premier League and Champions League among his honours at Stamford Bridge.
Kante will join up with former France team-mate Karim Benzema at Al Ittihad after the Ballon d’Or winner completed his move to the club from Real Madrid.