Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has shown interest in signing France national football teamplayer N’Golo Kante who was pivotal in Leicester City’s surprise Premier league win.
Reports in the media last week says Arsenal triggered Jamie Vardy’s £20million release clause and are waiting for the striker to make a decision after the European championships where he is currently preparing to represent his National team. Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes he expect the England International striker to remain at Leicester City next season. Vardy’s himself showed indications that he might be staying at the King Power stadium by putting up photos of Leicester City title celebration on his twitter handle.
Wenger recently showed interest in Ngolo, who made his senior debut at Boulogne , before spending two seasons at French side Caen. Ngolo signed for Leicester City in 2015 for a fee of around €8 million, he went on to win the English Premier League in his first season at King power stadium
Kanté made his senior French international debut in 2016, and has been included in their squad for the European Championship.
Earlier this week, report linked Arsenal to Riyahd Mahrez, and its understood that Wenger could still raid Leicester City of one of their prized asset. Wenger recently admitted his admiration of the French holding midfielder N’Golo Kante.
“I admire and like N’Golo Kante a lot, it gives you ideas,” he told beIN Sports. “He gives you the feeling that the higher the level he plays at, the more at ease he is. We are in talks about numbers. He has the most interceptions in Europe and by far.
“He has incredible quality. He feels the game, only very few people can do that. He’s always where he needs to be. It is very rare to have that in the central midfielder. Not always orthodox, but always in the right place.”
Kante, who was bought for £5.6million from Caen last summer, reportedly has a £20million release clause in his deal with Leicester. Kante, 25, is with France at the European Championships and no move is expected until after the Championship hosted by France.
Arsenal landed Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach earlier this summer but Wenger could be prepared to beef up his midfield in his quest for silverwares next season.