Arsenal are set for the departures of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini at the end of the season, and the perfect replacement in N’Golo Kante appears to be free to move.
The Frenchman has been recently been called up to the French senior squad, and managed to score in only his second game in his new side.
Kante has been lauded for his impressive and consistent displays this season, with huge praise coming from Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, who named him as the Premier League’s best player this term.
The 25 year-old is now being linked with a switch to North-London, and his availability could be coming at the perfect time for us.
Tomas Rosicky, Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta are all out of contract come the end of the season, which will free up space for three additions to our squad.
Mohamed Elneny has already arrived to bring competition for the central roles, but his versatility does not confine him to sitting in behind the forwards like. Coquelin is our current first-choice, but has struggled with injuries this term, and better options are needed.
We have been linked with Lars Bender, Adrien Rabiot and Ilkay Gundogan who play in central roles also, but why look elsewhere when you can have a proven Premier League star, who will have experience in challenging for (if not winning) the title.
The 25 year-old refused to rule out leaving the Foxes this summer recently, before manager Ranieri confirmed that he would not stop a player from leaving if that was his wish.
It seems strange that any players would want to leave Leicester City in such magical and exciting times, but Kante appears keen on taking advantage of his excellent season by pushing for a move to a bigger club.
I’m no Mystic Meg, and football is hardly predictable, but Leicester are most likely going to struggle next year, with the new challenge of playing in Europe, and even if they do manage to keep all their current crop, I would predict them finishing outside the top five.
Should Kante jump ship this summer? And more importantly should pull out all the stops to sign him?