Kalidou Koulibaly’s tenure at Chelsea appears to be coming to a close, as he has reached an agreement with a Saudi Arabian club, becoming the latest player to make such a move.
As Chelsea continues to bring in new players, Mauricio Pochettino is also focused on reducing the size of his squad for the upcoming season. Koulibaly is likely to be the first player to depart this summer, as he appears to be heading to Saudi Arabia, following in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in making a move to the Middle East.
According to journalist Ekrem Konur, the two sides are currently engaged in ongoing discussions regarding the transfer fee, despite having agreed on personal terms.
Koulibaly’s contract at Stamford Bridge is valid until 2026, which means that Al-Hilal will need to pay a transfer fee, unlike Al-Nassr and Al-Ittihad, who were able to secure the services of Ronaldo and Benzema for free.
It appears highly likely that Koulibaly will be joining a Saudi Arabian club for the upcoming season. However, in the meantime, he will be taking a well-deserved break to rest and recharge.