Tottenham Hotspur Is Set to Rival Barcelona in the Race to Sign N’Golo Kante

Tottenham Hotspur are set to rival Barcelona in the race to sign N’Golo Kante

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is considering a free transfer for N’Golo Kante in the upcoming summer window as his contract with Chelsea is due to expire. Conte brought the star from France to Chelsea in the summer of 2016 and he made a huge impact all these years.

It would be intriguing if the player teams up with his former manager again. Kante is in the final months of his contract with Chelsea. The new owners show no interest in offering their star man a new deal.

If this happens, Kante could become one of the most demanding free agents on the market. Relevo journalist Matteo Moretto has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur could join Barcelona in the race to sign the defensive midfielder.

Antonio Conte is a big fan of the Chelsea midfielder and the 31-year-old can still offer a great service to the rival club.

Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in Kante

Tottenham Hotspur are set to rival Barcelona in the race to sign N'Golo Kante
Tottenham Hotspur are set to rival Barcelona in the race to sign N’Golo Kante

Kante was the main man in midfield when Cote was in charge. After winning the Premier League with Leicester City, Conte was convinced to buy him to build his team around him.

So did the French midfielder, who won another Premier League with Chelsea. Under Thomas Tuchel, he won his Champions League. He won the man of the match award in the Champions League final against Manchester City for his brilliant play. Rumors have it that The London Blues have offered a two-year extension, which Kante is unwilling to accept. However, the midfielder wants a four-year contract.

The Blues aren’t eager to offer such a long contract whose best years are behind them. The player’s recent injury history is also an obstacle to convincing new owners.

Kante played 90 minutes in the opening game of the season. But he was injured against Tottenham and was sidelined for months.

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As his future is uncertain, several major clubs will try to get his signature for next summer for free. Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have been following the midfielder’s contractual situation for some time. Tottenham Hotspur is also set to enter this race.

The 31-year-old wants to stay in England, and Tottenham Hotspur have a great chance to land such a talented player. According to Spanish journalist Matteo Moretto, Conte “likes” Kante a lot. But the Spurs will only offer a short-term contract. Conte also recently signed Perisic and Forster to a short-term deal.

Kante can still offer quality in midfield for any team. But his fitness problem could become a major problem for any club.

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