N’Golo Kante scores for France v Russia

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N’Golo Kante was described by Sir Alex Ferguson as the Premier League’s player of the season earlier this month - “by a long way,” the Manchester United legend added.

The indefatigable Leicester City midfielder has been superb since joining the Foxes from Caen last summer and if Claudio Ranieri’s men win the league title in May, he will have played a key role in the remarkable triumph.

There’s also a chance he’ll be part of the France squad at this summer’s European Championships. He did his chances of a tournament call-up no harm at all by scoring his first goal for Les Blues against Russia this evening. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).


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Kante, celebrating his 25th birthday, scored on only his second appearance for France after being picked out on the edge of the box by Antoine Griezmann.

The midfielder took a touch before producing a cool finish past Igor Akinfeev.

Video: N'Golo Kante's goal v Russia

Can Leicester keep Kante? Yes...

In any other season, Leicester would struggle to hold on to a player of Kante’s class.

However, with the Foxes on course to win their first ever Premier League title and Champions League football now looking a certainty, why would he would to move anywhere else this summer?

Meanwhile, France doubled their advantage against Russia before half-time courtesy of André-Pierre Gignac.

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