Al Ahli, a leading team in the Saudi Pro-League, is on the verge of finalizing a deal with Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy.
While negotiations are still underway, Mendy is projected to join the growing list of top-tier players relocating to Saudi Arabia.
At the age of 31, the Senegal-born Mendy joined Chelsea in 2020 from Rennes, challenging the position of Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Mendy quickly established himself as the first choice, securing the 2020-21 Champions League title, and earning the accolades of UEFA’s Goalkeeper of the Season and 2021’s Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper.
If the transfer to Al Ahli is finalized, Mendy will be part of a trend of high-profile players who have been drawn to compete in a Saudi Arabian club.
His Chelsea colleague, N’Golo Kante, recently committed to a deal with league champions Al-Ittihad and will share the field with Ballon d’Or recipient Karim Benzema.
Meanwhile, other Chelsea stars such as centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly and winger Hakim Ziyech are reportedly being pursued by teams in the same league.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Edouard Mendy Transfer
Is Edouard Mendy leaving Chelsea FC?
Yes, Chelsea’s goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is on the brink of signing with Saudi Pro-League team Al Ahli.
How many Premier League appearances has Mendy had for Chelsea?
Mendy has made 75 appearances in the Premier League for Chelsea.
What titles has Edouard Mendy won with Chelsea?
During his tenure with Chelsea, Mendy has won the 2020-21 Champions League title and was named UEFA’s Goalkeeper of the Season and Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper for 2021.
Are other Chelsea players moving to the Saudi Pro-League?
Yes, N’Golo Kante, Mendy’s teammate, has recently agreed to sign for Saudi Pro-League champions Al-Ittihad. Additionally, Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema will join him. There are also rumors about Kalidou Koulibaly and Hakim Ziyech being targeted by other Saudi teams.
When did Mendy join Chelsea?
Edouard Mendy joined Chelsea in 2020 from Rennes.