Steven N'Zonzi's touching World Cup act for N'Golo Kante

Virginia Santiago
July 17, 2018

Barcelona are interested in the signature of Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante as Andres Iniesta's replacement, according to reports.

Based on Chelsea's recent season, losing a player of Kante's calibre would huge hamper their progress through the 2018/19 campaign but there has been occasions in the past where the club have sanctioned deals which have matched their price tag.

Kante has been France's stand-out player alongside Kylian Mbappe at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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"His pass quality is excellent and he crosses the lines".

'Kante, he is small but he stopped Messi, ' Matuidi said during France's celebrations on their team bus.

Transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio has claimed that the La Liga Champions have made Kante one of their top targets as they look to replace Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, who has returned to China after just one season at the Camp Nou. For me he has been the best midfielder at the tournament.

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"He has an incredibly reading of the game".

The 27-year-old has received a mass of praise over the last 48 hours from fans and players for his humble nature. He runs everywhere. He's a real thief. "The way he steals the ball from the feet of opposing players, without them noticing it, is incredible, plus he always gets back up quickly and cleanly", he concluded.

"Ohh N'Golo Kanté, ohh N'Golo Kanté. Would the central defenders, Samuel Umtiti and Raphael Varane would not have the same assurance if N'Golo was not in front of them?"

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Pogba scored the third goal in the final, which France eventually won 4-2. "I think that what he did that day was his biggest error as a manager, which all the respect I have for that great coach".

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