Joining a growing trend of European stars seeking new opportunities in Saudi Arabia
According to a statement released by the club on Wednesday, N’Golo Kante, the midfielder who was part of France’s victorious World Cup team, has signed with Al Ittihad, the reigning champions of Saudi Arabia. He will be teaming up with his fellow countryman Karim Benzema.
“Kante is an Ittihad player now!” the club said in a statement on Twitter, while chairman Anmar al-Hailee tweeted: “Welcome to our new tiger Kante,” a reference to the team’s nickname.
Joining a growing trend of European stars seeking new opportunities in Saudi Arabia, the hardworking midfielder, who achieved World Cup glory with France in 2018, is the latest addition to this list.
Furthermore, his club career boasts an impressive array of accomplishments. He secured victory in the Champions League and World Club Cup with Chelsea, in addition to clinching consecutive Premier League titles with both Leicester City and Chelsea.
“Kante has signed a three-year contract with the club,” the Jeddah-based team said in a statement that offered no details on the contract’s monetary value.
Kante said he was “very excited to play for the Tigers”.