Leicester midfield star set to deal with Juventus attraction
The problem with success is that everybody knows your name and wants a piece of the action, and that could be just the case for football saviours Leicester City this summer.
In a world full of financial Goliaths, Claudio Ranieri had led a side of proverbial Davids to the brink of a historic Premier League title.
The problem is, everybody now wants to get the credit card out for the Italian’s super stars.
One such man expected to come heavily under the eye of Europe’s biggest teams is N’Golo Kante.
The midfielder joined the east midlands side from French side Caen for just £5.6m in the summer and has proved a sensation, wowing admirers from far and wide with his work rate and ability.
But Leicester could be facing a fight to keep their man this summer, all due to events elsewhere.
With continuous rumours linking Paul Pogba as the man to kick-start Manchester United’s revival with a mind-boggling £100m move from Juventus, the Old Lady have reportedly ear-marked Kante as high on the list of potential replacements.
Throughout the campaign Leicester’s players, Kante included, have stated their happiness with their surroundings at the King Power Stadium, but it remains to be seen what really happens if and when the big offers come in this summer.
The Frenchman’s performances this term have earned him a call-up to Didier Deschamps’ national side for the first time, and who’s to say the 24-year-old won’t raise his stock further with a sublime performance at Euro 2016?
Leicester will doubtless be keen to keep the core who are creating such an incredible atmosphere at the club, but if the likes of Juventus and other European giants start swarming, the pressure to keep their underdog stars happy could be huge.
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