Wesley Fofana appears to have prematurely confirmed his transfer to Chelsea this summer. Even before an official announcement has been made. This revelation comes amidst a series of frequent departures from Stamford Bridge. Indicating a period of significant changes within the club.
Despite having played only one game alongside each other throughout the season. Fofana and his potential new teammate of chelsea seem to have established a strong off-field rapport. Both being French speakers and central defenders. The limited game time they have shared highlights the challenges faced by both the individuals and the team as a whole.
Following Fofana’s arrival at chelsea, Mendy unfortunately faced injuries and a dip in form. Resulting in limited game time for the duo. They only played together in Thomas Tuchel’s final game back in September 2022. Subsequently both players encountered injury setbacks individually. Which further hampered their opportunities to link up on the field.
Chelsea and the summer
Leaving chelsea Mendy, who joined the club in 2020. Is now poised to depart for a fee of around £20 million ($25.4 million) after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract. With Kepa Arrizabalaga’s resurgence in form. He has emerged as the preferred choice in goal. While manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to bring in another strong contender for the goalkeeper position at Stamford Bridge.
Despite having two years remaining on his contract, Mendy is in expectation to join Al-Ahli in a deal worth approximately £17 million ($21 million). He will be part of a group of Chelsea players heading to the Saudi Pro League, which includes N’Golo Kante (on a free transfer), Hakim Ziyech, and Kalidou Koulibaly. This summer, several players are departing the club as part of a rebuild in plans under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
for Chelsea, While the moves for Kante, Koulibaly, and Mateo Kovacic (who has confirmed his transfer to Manchester City) have been in announcement. Mendy’s move to Saudi Arabia has yet to be officially in confirmation. However, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, it is well underway, as Mendy reportedly underwent a secret medical in Chelsea on Monday in preparation for the transfer.
For more sports update, follow us on Twitter.