Sunday, 17 July 2016

£30m Chelsea signs France midfielder Kante from Leicester City

N'Golo Kante, one of the instrumental players in Leicester City's Premier League title win has been signed by Chelsea for £30m on a 5 year deal. The 25 year old France midfielder follows the arrival of Michy Batshuayi from Marseille.

Kante speaking to Chelseafc.com said: ‘I am so happy to have signed for one of the biggest clubs in Europe. It’s a dream come true for me.

‘The opportunity to work with Antonio Conte, a brilliant coach, and some of the best players in the world was simply too good to turn down.

‘My first season in English football was very special and now I hope to go on to achieve even more during my time as a Chelsea player. I am looking forward to meeting up with my new team-mates and helping the club achieve a lot of success.’

Chelsea Football Club technical director Michael Emenalo said: ‘N’Golo is a fantastic signing ahead of the new season and we are delighted to have been able to bring such a talented player to the club.

‘He is a perfect fit in terms of Antonio Conte’s philosophies and the style of football he wants to play.

‘For a player of his age he has already built up a wealth of experience and his exceptional quality will without doubt be a great addition to the team.’

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