N’Golo Kante drops huge Chelsea transfer hint as Thomas Tuchel promise comes true
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has dropped the biggest hint yet that he won’t follow Jorginho’s footsteps in trying to manufacture a Blues transfer exit this summer.
Kante, 31, has spent six years plying his trade in the blue of Chelsea and winning nearly every trophy available since he completed his switch back in 2016 from Premier League champions at the time Leicester City. During his tenure, especially in the last couple of seasons, different injury concerns and woes have meant that his respective managers – with Thomas Tuchel being the latest – have had to place less reliance on his consistent services as he ages towards the twilight years of his top playing career.
Nonetheless, his importance can never be underestimated as shown with his impressive cameo in the FA Cup final last weekend where he really injected that energy that had faded with Jorginho and an injured Mateo Kovacic. With Jorginho linked with a move to Serie A giants Juventus this summer, any transfer could leave Chelsea in some kind of predicament. We already know the amount of investment needed at the back with the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso set for new challenges in La Liga come the summer.
Therefore, to hear the 31-year-old Premier League star drop the biggest hint yet that he will be staying for 2022/23 amid having one year left to run on his deal after this season will come as music to the ears of Chelsea manager Tuchel. He told Sky Sports in an interview pre-Leicester: “The only thing is sure that I have one more year and the only thing is to finish this season. I’ll think about it in the right time.”
Read the full story here.
Source by Football London