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World Cup winner N’Golo Kante signs new 5-year deal with Chelsea



N'Golo Kante

2018 FIFA World Cup winner and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has signed a new five-year deal to keep him at the club until 2023.

The 27-year-old French star has scored three goals in 81 Premier League appearances for the Blues after joining from Leicester City in 2016.

Chelsea won the league title in Kante’s first season at Stamford Bridge and he was named the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year.

“It has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come. Since I came, I have 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,” he said.

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Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “When he arrived, we knew we had signed a special player – but he has astounded everybody with his tireless and unselfish displays.

“Off the pitch, he remains a dedicated professional and a humble human being despite the fact he is a world champion and a two-time Premier League winner.

“We now look forward to five more years with N’Golo at the heart of the Chelsea midfield.”

Chelsea will return to Premier League action this weekend when they face city rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium.

The Maurizio Sarri side will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season in the counter.


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