N’Golo Kante has committed his future to Chelsea with a fresh deal to keep him at the club until 2023. The 27-year-old France international on Friday extended his stay at Stamford Bridge by signing the contract.
Kante, who moved from Leicester City and joined Chelsea on 16 July, 2016 for a reported fee of £32 million, has agreed a deal which is thought to be worth up to £290,000 a week. He has 36 caps for France and was a member of this year’s World Cup-winning squad in Russia.
In a statement on Chelsea’s website, Kante said, “I’m happy to extend my time with Chelsea, it has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come. Since I came, I completely improved as a player, challenged myself and got some awards I never thought about. I like the city, I like the club and I am happy to be here for more time.”
Club director Marina Granovskaia added, “When he arrived, we knew we had signed a special player, but he has astounded everybody with his tireless and unselfish displays. Off the pitch, he remains a dedicated professional and a humble human being despite the fact he is a world champion and a two-time Premier League winner.”
Kante made his Chelsea debut in the opening game of the 2016/17 season. The Frenchman has played 38 Premier League matches and scored two goals for the club.