Kalidou Koulibaly has signed a three-year contract with the Saudi Pro League club
Al Hilal have officially confirmed the signing of Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly. This is the second Chelsea signing to the Saudi league after N’Golo Kante, who joined Al-Ittihad.
He’s gonna play together with Rúben Neves. pic.twitter.com/WCufevVeIr
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 25, 2023
The Senegalese defender leaves Chelsea after just one year at Stamford Bridge, having joined from Napoli in a €40 million move last summer.
The 32-year-old made 32 appearances across various competitions for the West London club, finding the back of the net twice and providing one assist.
His debut season at the Blues was otherwise unremarkable. In fairness, Chelsea were not at their sparkling best throughout the campaign, having finished a season to forget in the bottom half of the table.
The centre-back has signed a three-year contract with the Saudi Pro League club who are believed to have forked out a reported £17m for his services.
Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech are expected to follow Koulibaly to the Middle East. Kai Havertz is also on the verge of ditching his club for Arsenal in a £67.5m move, while Mateo Kovacic is one step away from joining Manchester City.
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