Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante has been one of the stand-out performers in the Premier League this season, and looks likely to leave his club in the coming window.
The 25 year-old earned a place in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year, whilst helping his side earn a highly improbable PL title trophy.
Kante’s reputation was boosted months ago when former Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson claimed he was the best player in the division this term ‘by far’, and has continued to impress all year.
The defensive midfield star has now earned a place in France’s squad for the upcoming European Championships in his home-country, and looks likely to be a first-team regular during the tournament.
Despite such an eye-opening, impressive season with the Foxes, he has hinted at a move away from the club, and looks set to leave in search of a bigger club, with both Manchester City and Arsenal heavily linked.
Reports now claim that Pep Guardiola’s future side have held talks with the Leicester man, but he still harbours hopes of Arsenal firming up their interest in his arrival.
This infuriates me in so many ways, with Kante having proven to be a deadly PL star, who played a huge role in winning the title, something we are hoping to do in the near future!
One possible stumbling block could be the prospective deal for Granit Xhaka which appears close to completion, following his antics following their final game of the season this afternoon.
The Swiss international hugged a number of backroom staff, before telling reporters that he wants any prospective deal to be wrapped up quickly.
A number of reports have continually linked the pair with switches to the Emirates Stadium, and there could be space for the pair in theory, with both Mathieu Flamini and Kante both leaving at the end of their contracts this term.
Space in the squad is one thing however, but accommodating Xhaka, Kante, Wilshere, Elneny and Coquelin is another conundrum altogether…
Do we need both stars? Should Kante be prioritised over Xhaka?