Algerian team: towards the end of career for M’bolhi?

National team goalkeeper Raïs Wahab M’bolhi is going through a difficult situation. Having still not found a resident club, he risks staying away from official competition for six months. At 36, the end of his career is on the horizon. Djamel Belmadi will have to prepare the succession.

At the end of the past season, Raïs Wahab M’bolhi refused to extend his contract with Al-Ittifak. Despite the insistence of Saudi club officials to keep him, he decided to end the adventure after spending five seasons. It was believed that he was going to join another club with higher sporting ambitions. But as of press time, the international goalkeeper is out of work.

True, he was in negotiations with Al-Khaleej. But his visit fell through. And for good reason, the Saudi club could not respond favorably to M’bolhi’s salary claims. The latter demanded an annual salary of 1 million dollars, several Saudi media report.

The least we can say is that the most capped goalkeeper of the national team is going through a very difficult situation. At a time when all the internationals have started the off-season preparation with their teams, the native of Paris is still looking for a new club.

It must also be said that Raïs Wahab Mbolhi is experiencing a situation similar to that of 2017 when he decided to leave Stade Rennais. As a result, he found himself unemployed for a few months, before joining Saudi Arabia to bounce back, opting for Al-Ittifak.

Is this the end clap for Raïs?

The difficult situation that Raïs Wahab M’bolhi is going through puts his future in danger. At 36, it will be difficult for him to find another resident club, especially when we know that practically all the clubs in Saudi Arabia have completed the recruitment operation. What arouse speculation as to a possible end of career of the goalkeeper.

Obviously, the end clap is looming on the horizon for the one who has established himself as the number 1 goalkeeper of the national team for twelve years. Observers are unanimous in saying that it is time for Belmadi to prepare the next generation from the next training course in September.

It should be noted that Raïs Wahab M’bolhi was in the sights of the MCA. But his salary claims pushed the Mouloudean officials to give up his recruitment.

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