N'Golo Kante has explained why he rejected PSG in favour of Chelsea

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Prior to signing for Leicester in the Summer of 2015, N'Golo Kante was somewhat of an unknown commodity.

The energetic midfielder began his career in France with Boulogne, before moving on to Stade Malherbe Caen.

After securing promotion with his new club in his first season, before performing well in France's top tier in his second, Kante was starting to turn a few heads.

But when Leicester paid Caen £5.6million for his services, the majority of English fans still had no idea who he was.

Little did they know that the Frenchman was about to announce his arrival onto the world stage.

With N'Golo Kante making a seamless transition to English football, Leicester pulled off a miracle by winning the Premier League title.

Although Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy took most of the plaudits, it could be argued Kante's energy in central midfield was the crucial factor for Leicester in their unlikely triumph.

In fact, Kante's performances had been so good, that Europe's elite clubs began to take note.

A return to France with PSG was a distinct possibility, but in the end the Frenchman chose to remain in the Premier League as Chelsea won the race for his signature.

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And in an interview with the Parisan and reported by Le10Sport, Kante has revealed why he rejected the French giants in order to join Chelsea.

The 26-year-old quoted: "Do I regret that I rejected PSG? No. 

"When I was in Leicester, I had opportunities, but my priority was to stay in the Premier League.

"When Chelsea contacted me, I spoke with the coach and the feeling was good between us."

Kante was swayed by Antonio Conte at Chelsea, and it seems he made the right decision after an incredible first season at Stamford Bridge.


Kante's influence in midfield proved paramount for Chelsea as they were crowned champions, ensuring the Frenchman would win back-to-back Premier League titles with two different clubs.

But this time round he was also recognised for his role as he won numerous accolades, including the PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year.

It has been a meteoric rise for the Paris born midfielder in recent years, and his performances in recent years now make him one of the most indispensable players in world football. 

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