N’Golo Kante has put pen to paper to sign a new deal with Chelsea. The Frenchman has agreed to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2023.
Kante has been a key part of Chelsea’s starting line-up since his £32m arrival from Leicester City during the summer of 2016.
Under the management of Antonio Conte, the world cup winner was a pivotal part of The Blues Premier League title success in 2017. Playing a midfield holding role, Kante’s overall workrate is one of his strongest assets.
The former Caen man has been used in a slightly different role under current boss Maurizio Sarri. Even so, the diminutive midfielder is very happy with life at Stamford Bridge.
Talking about the move to chelseafc.com, he said:
“I’m happy to extend my time with Chelsea, it has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come. Since I came, I completely improved as a player, challenged myself and got some awards I never thought about. I like the city, I like the club and I am happy to be here for more time.”
The 27-year-old is without doubt one of the best players in the Premier League. He scooped a hat-trick of ‘Player of the Year’ awards in 2017. His ability and overall persona is of great credit to him.
The future is blue
There are a few question marks over where Sarri should play him in his starting XI. Well suited to the holding role, he is currently being played on the right-hand side of a midfield three. Kante is becoming accustomed to his new role, as the entire squad continue to get used to what has been dubbed ‘Sarri-ball’.