Chelsea and Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is set to join Saudi Arabian outfit Al Ahli on a transfer,

Although Mendy has not formally signed a contract, it is said to have been “verbally agreed.” Prior to the start of the 2023–24 season, he will join Al Ahli, and his new contract is good through June 2026.

Edou Mendy has not yet signed with Al Ahli, but it will come soon. This week is the week for Mendy, Koulibaly, and Ziyech deals to close, according to Romano’s tweet. As discussed earlier today, Mendy’s contract is orally agreed to for the following three years, ending in June 2026. “Signed, Kanté-Ittihad.”

Mendy isn’t the only Chelsea player who will leave the team to play in the Saudi Arabian league in the summer; it’s also been rumored that famous midfielder N’Golo Kante will join Al Ittihad.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 25: Edouard Mendy of Chelsea warms up prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on May 25, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Chelsea will surely miss Edouard Mendy.

Mendy appeared to be one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League when he joined Chelsea in 2020 following the unsuccessful signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga. His raw shot-stopping talent was a constant sight to behold.

Despite this, he is now a far less dependable choice than he was before due to injuries and periods of bad form. Over the past few months, Kepa, the player he was brought in to replace, has frequently found himself in the starting lineup.

Mendy, who is 31 years old, is also not growing any younger. As a result, a clean separation can be the wisest decision for all parties.

Summary of Edouard Mendy’s career

Mendy spent some time in the Le Havre youth program before making his debut, but Cherbourg hired him in 2011 after he never played professionally for Les Ciel et Marine.

In 2016, he signed with Reims after appearing just 26 times in three seasons with Cherbourg. While he was a member of the club, his international notoriety started to grow.

Later, in 2020, he joined Chelsea, where he won the 2021 Champions League. In the championship game, he recorded a clean sheet as the Blues overcame Manchester City 1-0.

 

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