The Senegalese goalkeeper has joined Al-Ahli after falling out of favour at Stamford Bridge.

Mendy, 31, kept only one clean sheet in 10 Premier League appearances last term as Kepa Arrizabalaga usurped the Africa Cup of Nations winner’s place between the sticks.

He will now follow Centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly and N’Golo Kante in moving to Saudi Arabia.

Chelsea’s statement read: “Having started his career in the lower tiers of French football – and even spending several months without a club – Mendy rose to the pinnacle of European football with Chelsea.

“A hugely likeable character on and off the pitch, he will always have a place in our history for his significant contributions to our 2021 Champions League triumph.


Thomas Partey has been offered a staggering $200 million contract by a club in Saudi Arabia, according to former Ghana Football Association Communications Director, Ibrahim Sannie Daara.

“For that, and for everything else, we are grateful.
Good luck, Edou!’
Mendy’s new employers were promoted straight back to the Pro League last season after relegation in 2021-22 and were taken over by the country’s
Public Investment Fund earlier this month.

Source: live sport


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