“He’s our Mo Salah, van Dijk, He is our Kylian Mbappe”

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has heaped praise on N’Golo Kante amid speculation he could move to Manchester United this summer.

The 30-year-old has been a mainstay at Stamford Bridge since joining Leicester City for a fee of around £32m in 2016. He has won the Champions League and Premier League and was voted Player of the Year. of the PFA. the Year’ in 2017.

For many, Kante is one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and that sentiment is shared by Thomas Tuchel. The Chelsea boss has said that Kante is just as important to the Blues as the likes of Mohamed Salah and Kylian Mbappe are to their sides.

He told reporters after his team’s somewhat disappointing 1-1 draw with Leicester City (via Fabrizio Romano):

“I think he’s an important player for us – but importantly, the key players have to be on the pitch and he only plays 40% of the games. He is our Mo Salah, van Dijk. He is our Kylian Mbappé”.

Thomas Tuchel on N’Golo Kanté: “I think he’s an important player for us – but importantly, the key players have to be on the pitch and he only plays 40% of the games. He is our Mo Salah, van Dijk. He is our Kylian Mbappé”. @AdamNewson #CFCThe clear message is that Kanté’s current contract expires in June 2023.

There has been speculation that new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag could move to the Frenchman. According to the Mirror, Ten Hag is keen for Kante to take part in his summer overhaul at Old Trafford.

During his spell at Stamford Bridge, Kante made 259 appearances, scoring 13 goals and providing 15 assists.

Transfermarkt values ​​the midfielder at £45m with just one year remaining on his current Chelsea contract.


N’Golo Kante remains tight-lipped about his Chelsea future

Kante's future at Stamford Bridge is being speculated on
Kante’s future at Stamford Bridge is being speculated on

The French midfielder has not had one of his best seasons in west London, having rotated with the likes of Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek throughout.

However, Kante did nothing to ease speculation about a move to Manchester United.

He spoke to Sky Sports, where he mentioned focusing on being part of Chelsea for this season before anything else, (via Mirror):

“The only thing that is certain is that I have one more year and the only thing is to finish this season. I will think about that at the appropriate time.”

Erik ten Hag wants to sign N’Golo Kanté from Chelsea. Ten Hag believes he still has the ability, experience and hunger to help next season. Manchester United believe Kanté is an achievable goal. [@sbates_people] #MUFC

If a move does materialize, it will be similar to how Nemanja Matic left Stamford Bridge for Old Trafford in 2017. He has enjoyed huge success with the Blues for three years, including a title. Premier League champions, Matic left for United but has not won a trophy since.

Kante will be part of a major change the Reds will undergo under Ten Hag if he makes the switch. He may just be the defensive midfielder United’s side have craved for years.


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Emma Bowman

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