Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante has signed for Chelsea on a 5 year contract with a fee believed to be around 30 million pounds (60 million dollars).
The midfielder has only been at Leicester City for a year and was relatively unknown when he did sign for the foxes but became one of the key players to guide Leicester City to the Premier League title.
He joins new manager, Antonio Conte at Chelsea and said he is looking forward to playing for them.
“I am so happy to have signed for one of the biggest clubs in Europe. It’s a dream come true for me. The opportunity to work with Antonio Conte, a brilliant coach, and some of the best players in the world was simply too good to turn down,” said Kante.
The 25 year old is a box-to-box midfielder that has the ability to out muscle opposition players with the ball and make strong tackles to win the ball. He can create scoring opportunities with the ball as well which makes him a valuable player.
There will be worries whether Kante can continue last season’s from over to Chelsea given he has only been in the EPL for one season. However, his strength on and off the ball as a midfielder should hold him in good stead at Chelsea and secure a spot in their team.
It is a little confusing that he would leave a club that has champions league football to a team that are in no European competition but he believes that going to a big club like Chelsea will help his development.
Will be watching next season to see if Kante can continue last season’s form and find a spot in the midfield with the likes of Matic, Fabregas and Mikel.