N'Golo Kante arrived into the Premier League as an unknown quantity last summer, when he signed for Leicester City, but he soon earned the admiration of football fans and pundits alike.
His tireless and hardworking nature brought endless praise and helped him to earn a £32 million move to Chelsea in the summer, and has already settled in at Stamford Bridge.
It's safe to say it has been a whirlwind 15 months for the 25-year-old, who has come out from the unknown, to become one of the most sought after midfielders in the Premier League.
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After winning a shock Premier League title with Leicester last campaign, he soon parted company with the Foxes, to play under the lights at Stamford Bridge.
However, former England international Jamie Redknapp has been so impressed by the France international that he admits the Red Devils should have signed Kante, instead of recruiting Paul Pogba for a world record £89 million fee this summer.
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Not that it will be of concern to Antonio Conte, who has featured the Frenchman in all of Chelsea's Premier League fixtures so far this season.
The Frenchman netted in the Blues' recent 4-0 win over Manchester United, which marked the return of Jose Mourinho to Chelsea. And Redknapp believes the Portuguese could do with Kante in his team this season.
Crying out for Kante
"You see the legs and the athleticism he's got, he's a great signing." said Redknapp, as per the Daily Mail.
"There will be so many clubs thinking "why didn't we sign him". You look at Manchester United's midfield crying out for someone like him.
"He presses, he can pass, he's just flying at the moment."
Pogba has struggled to prove to the Manchester United faithful why the club signed re-signed their former academy star for a world-record fee this summer, while fellow summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been in the Old Trafford wilderness so far this campaign.
Mourinho has started the Armenia international just once in the Premier League this season, against Manchester City, and already there is speculation about his future - despite costing the club £26 million.
But United's midfield problems are just one of a number of issues that Mourinho is coming under increasing pressure to rectify quickly, with captain Wayne Rooney out of form, and star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic having become goal shy in recent weeks.
The Red Devils are currently eighth in the league with 15 points - eight points off league leaders and local rivals Manchester City - following Saturday's goalless draw at Old Trafford against Burnley.
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