At the beginning of the year, Paris Saint-Germain “in-the-knows” Paris United reported that the agent of Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kanté met with the French club’s sporting director Antero Henrique to discuss a potential switch to his home country in the summer. While talks don’t necessarily translate to action — that’s what agents do, talk! — since then, PSG have also crashed out of Champions League in the tournament’s round of 16 with two defeats to (real) juggernauts Real Madrid, with not only their manager Unai Emery but also Henrique himself — and several of their players — at risk of getting the boot by the end of the season.
Football: so fleeting!
Even more fleeting is any sort of interest Kanté might have towards a move to PSG as according to the London Evening Standard, the midfielder is not interested in leaving Chelsea to join them.
Even though Chelsea are at risk of missing out on Champions League football due to their current standing in the Premier League, Kanté does not see the attraction in returning to France just yet in his career. Or perhaps he just heard the alerts of his French national team colleague Adrien Rabiot with regards to PSG’s European struggles and Ligue 1’s “hardships” after their first defeat to Real Madrid last month.
“We always say the same things, we always do the same things, and in the end, we are always floored in the same way.”
“It’s all well and good putting eight goals past Dijon, but it’s in matches like this that you have to stand up and be counted.”
-Adrien Rabiot; Source: Daily Mail
PSG may have all the money in the world to attract some of the world’s best players. But Kanté is apparently not really one drawn for money, and rather for competition and improvement. No wonder he is perfect for the Premier League, and perfect for Chelsea.
Long may he stay!