Laporte, 29, is joining al nasirCity asked for a reported fee of $30 million on Thursday.
ChelseaMeanwhile, signing the 18-year-old Brazilian striker took their spending this transfer window to around $400 million. David Washington from Santos for a fee reportedly in the region of $22 million.
Al Nassr is one of four Saudi clubs effectively nationalized by the sovereign wealth Public Investment Fund, which boasts assets of around $700 billion and is funding the kingdom’s huge spending on football.
Laporte revealed in a social media video posted on Wednesday that he would be leaving the city after five and a half years of joining. athletic bilbao in spain. He has won 13 major titles at City.
Laporte said, “When I first joined, I was excited about the prospect of winning trophies.” “However, I could not have imagined the success we would achieve together.”
Washington is not expected to be a regular at Chelsea this season, having only joined Santos’ squad in April.
Chelsea stated that he can play anywhere in the forward line but primarily operates as a striker.
Washington has signed a seven-year deal with the option of an additional year.
Chelsea also sign 18-year-old Brazilian player angelo gabriel from Santos in this transfer window.
Reporting by The Associated Press.
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