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Leicester are growing more and more concerned over the future of N’Golo Kante, with the Foxes apparently convinced the Frenchman could make a move to Arsenal this summer, according to the Mirror.
As the report states, the midfielder has a £20m buyout clause waiting to be activated. If Arsenal were to match the release clause then Leicester would be left powerless, with Kante free to discuss personal terms with us.
The 25-year-old was fantastic this season, providing Leicester with a real platform to build upon and start their attacks from. There’s obviously no telling whether he is anything more than a one season wonder, but if he can replicate this season’s form then he’d be a superb signing.
There’s obviously no guarantee that Kante would want to leave Leicester and make the switch to north London either, but it does seem like a summer switch would appeal to him.
As great as Leicester were this campaign they are unlikely to achieve even close to the same success next season, especially with the added burden of European football to deal with. Arsenal are a much more stable club, and Kante can expect regular Champions League football.
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We can also presumably offer him much, much higher wages, with Leicester’s structure likely to limit him far more. On top of all that he should still have the chance to work under his compatriot Arsene Wenger, which is a major draw for many players.
A huge number of Arsenal fans may have grown tired with Wenger, but he’s still incredibly well respected in the footballing world. He’s been the reason so many players have joined the club in the past, with his personal touch appealing to a huge number of players.
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It’s unclear whether Kante is our first choice or merely one of many transfer options, but there certainly seems to be a very realistic chance of him arriving at the Emirates this summer.