Chelsea made their second major signing of the summer, as they raided Premier League champions Leicester City for their star midfielder N’golo Kante.
Frenchman N’golo Kante was the engine behind the Foxes unprecedented Premier League triumph last season. The 25 year old defensive midfielder made the most tackles and interceptions in the league.
Leicester paid a mere £5.6 million for Kante, and have now gained a sizeable profit on the player as Chelsea have now signed him for £30 million.
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) July 15, 2016
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 17, 2016
Conte: ‘Me and the club identified this player. I think that Kante can give a lot to Chelsea. He’s very important to us.’ #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 16, 2016
Fans on twitter were abuzz at the news. This is Chelsea’s second signing of the summer and one that could drastically improve their Premier League fortunes, as they look to better their 10th placed finish last season.
— Daniel Gabbidon (@Gabbidon35) July 16, 2016
Kante. Super signing.
Says more tho about clubs wanting “off peg” rather than efficient scouting. 5 to 35m in 12 mths tells its own story.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) July 16, 2016
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of N’Golo Kante, who has just arrived at Stamford Bridge on foot, having run the 113 miles from Leicester
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 16, 2016
My mate lost his virginity last night……..Kante won it back!!!#CFC
— Jason Victor Cundy (@jasoncundy05) July 16, 2016
399,236 – Number of people wondering if Conte can get Kante cantering or if Kante can’t get Conte conquering next season. Tongue-tied.
— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) July 16, 2016
10th place Chelsea convinced Kanté to leave Leicester
but 2nd place Arsenal still can’t convince Vardy to leave Leicester.
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) July 16, 2016
So Kante’s left the Champions. Chelsea have got a bargain – they’ve signed 2 players for the price of one..
— Manish Bhasin (@_manishbhasin) July 16, 2016
Kante is Claude Makelele in disguise
— Lewis Edwards (@Lewedwards) July 17, 2016
However, Leicester City fans were left feeling a little saddened at the departure of one of their key players.
— ‘Harrison’ © (@DaftApple) July 17, 2016
If a player wants to leave, get a good price and let them go. Remember – we never thought we’d cope without Cambiasso…
— Mr Geoff Peters (@mrgeoffpeters) July 16, 2016
No parting comment or mention of #LCFC as he leaves & completely rids his social media of anything Leicester City – you’ve let me down Kante
— Asa McCoy (@AsaMcCoy) July 16, 2016
If Kante convinced Vardy to stay &
now he leaves Leicester.This makes it the second biggest betrayal after Judas betrayed Jesus Christ
— OKUSKUN (@wallacemoses95) July 17, 2016