N’Golo Kante has been told that he will be allowed to leave Leicester City this summer, once they find a replacement, opening the door for a move to Arsenal or Chelsea.
The midfielder earned a place in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year this season, as well as receiving huge plaudits from Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, who described him as the best player of the campaign.
Kante’s impressive season has opened a number of doors, with France selecting him to make his international debut, in which he scored within 10 minutes of starting, and looks highly likely to be chosen to play in the upcoming European Championships.
The 25 year-old now looks set to be given the chance to move to a bigger club in the upcoming close-season, having refused to commit his future to his club Leicester previously. Kante revealed he was committed to finishing the season well with the Foxes, but could not say the same for the next term.
In March, Kante said: “I will fight for Leicester this season and next season we never know and we will see. At this moment I am focused on Leicester. We have to finish well this season but I don’t mind about [being linked with] the other clubs.”
Reports are now emerging claiming that the surprise Premier League leaders are willing to allow their star to leave the club, once they decide on his replacement, with a vast profit expected from his £5.6 Million cost of only last summer.
Chelsea are believed to be interested in agreeing his signature, but with no Champions League football to offer for next season, we should be a more favourable destination for the DM.
Our place in the top-four is yet to be cemented, but we hold the keys to our own destiny, and Wenger is a specialist in doing what is needed to confirm CL football.
How crucial will Kante’s signature be to our club for next year?