N’Golo Kante secures five-year deal with Chelsea worth £290,000 a week

‘It has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come’: N’Golo Kante secures five-year deal with Chelsea worth £290,000 a week

  • Midfielder N’Golo Kante has put pen to paper on a five-year deal at Chelsea
  • The player has signed a new deal worth £290,000 a week over five years
  • The France midfielder’s current terms are worth around £150,000 a week  

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‘I’m happy to extend my time with Chelsea, it has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come,’ Kante said after signing new terms.

‘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.’

Chelsea beat PSG to sign Kante from newly-crowned champions Leicester for £32million in the summer of 2016.

In his first season at the club he helped bring the title to Stamford Bridge and was named FWA Footballer of the Year.

This year he was integral to the France team as they won the World Cup in Russia.

Kante has been continually linked with a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain

Kante has been continually linked with a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain

It has been a phenomenal rise for a player who was signed by Leicester for £5.6m from Caen only three-and-a-half years ago.

This season, he has adjusted quickly to the tactical demands of a new role on the right side of a midfield trio in order to accommodate new £56m signing Jorginho.

Kante is one of seven players to start each of the opening 12 Premier League games under new boss Maurizio Sarri.

They are unbeaten in the league and lie in third, four points behind leaders Manchester City.

His current Chelsea contract which runs until 2021 was among those exposed this month via the Football Leak.

According to French investigative news site Mediapart he was paid a net salary of £4.5m a year and refused to have a percentage paid as image rights into an offshore company in Jersey because he was concerned about paying the right amount of tax.

 


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