Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has now signed a new five-year contract which will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2023.
The France international, who established himself as one of the world’s best midfielders, stands to earn up to £290,000-a-week after committing to fresh terms.
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The statement read on Chelsea official website: “N’Golo Kante has today extended his stay at Stamford Bridge by signing a new five-year contract.”
“Kante, a revelation since moving to Chelsea from Leicester City in the summer of 2016, played a pivotal role as we won the Premier League title in his first season at the club, with the Frenchman rewarded for the quality and consistency of his performances by being named Player of the Year by both the PFA and FWA.”
The 27-year-old joined Chelsea in 2016 from Leicester City and went on to win the Premier League title in his debut campaign with the Blues.
“It has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come,” Kante said upon signing his new deal.
“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.”
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.”
Kante has scored three goals in 81 Premier League appearances for the Blues while he boasts 36 caps for France.
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The central midfielder, who also won the league title in his first season with Leicester City, was a member of France’s World Cup-winning squad in Russia this summer.