Arsenal Ready To Trigger £20m Release Clause After Talks With Midfielder’s Agent
Arsenal are ready to trigger the £20m (€25m) release clause in N’Golo Kante’s Leicester City contract after holding extensive talks with the midfielders agents
The opening of the summer transfer window is fast approaching so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal are linked with N’Golo Kante…
Arsenal are ready to trigger the £20m (€25m) release clause in N’Golo Kante’s Leicester City contract after holding extensive talks with the midfielder’s agents, according to French outlet RMC Sport.
Kante joined Leicester from Caen last summer and has enjoyed a sensational debut season in the Premier League with his high energy displays in the middle of the park playing a key role in guiding the Foxes to a shock title win.
The French international’s performances saw him named in the PFA Team of the Season as well as being named on the six-man short list for PFA Player of the Season, and understandably he’s attracting interest from some of Europe’s most powerful clubs.
Arsenal are among those who’ve been strongly linked in recent weeks and it looks as though we’re ready to formailise our interest as French outlet RMC Sport claim that we’ve held extensive talks with the midfielder’s representatives about a potential move to the Emirates.
The report suggests that Arsene Wenger has identified Kante as a key target this summer and is now preparing to meet the £20m (€25m) release clause that’s written in to the 25-year-old’s Leicester contract.
We signed Mohamed Elneny in January but with Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini set to leave when their contracts expire next month, another defensive midfielder is needed and Kante would be an excellent addition.
No doubt Leicester will try and persuade him to remain at the King Power but we’ll have to see whether the lure of playing for a club like Arsenal would be too much for the Frenchman, plus we’ll be able to offer much better wages than he’ll get at the newly-crowned champions.
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We won’t be the only club in the running if Kante does decide to move clubs this summer but hopefully we can tempt him to North London as I think he’d be the perfect protection in front of the defence that we’ve lacked in recent years.
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