As first reported by AS, French midfielder, N´Golo Kanté, might be on his way out of the defending Champions League champions’ camp, Leicester City, and on his way to another top squad in Real Madrid.
With a reported minimum release clause of €25.5m, the Frenchmen would presumably be brought on to provide competition to Casemiro and defensive relief at the midfield position over a grueling ’16-’17 schedule.
Real manager Zidane, has taking a liking to Kanté, being quoted sayings, “I see Makélélé mirrored in Kanté when he plays.”
A high motor when it comes to hustling for 50/50 balls and his ability to get back on defense and shut down opposing midfielders might prove a vital piece in the Madrid center of the field as they prepare for a taxing ’16-’17 schedule where they are set to compete in the La Liga, European Supercup, Copa del Rey, Champions League and the Club World Cup in December.
With an inexpensive price tag in contrast to some of his other midfielder counterparts, and his exceptional showing at this years Euros for his country of France, this seems like a very tempting move for the defending UEFA Champions League champions.
The fact that the move would not hurt Real’s chances of signing Kanté’s French national team teammate, Paul Pogba, makes this offer even more tantalizing for the Spanish club.