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Drogba reveals role in Kante signing

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Pin Drogba says he helped convince Chelsea to sign Kante. AFP
Drogba says he helped convince Chelsea to sign Kante. AFP

Drogba reveals role in Kante signing

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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba says that he advised Chelsea to sign N'Golo Kante from Leicester back in 2016 after the Frenchman helped the 'Foxes' to a shock title triumph.

Kante was one of Leicester's key players back in 2015/16, but was convinced to depart the club at the end of the season as he made a £30m move to Stamford Bridge.

Now, Drogba has revealed that he played a part in his former club's decision to sign the energetic midfielder, identifying him as a potential Chelsea player when he first made the move to the Premier League.

"I’m very proud of him," Drogba enthused. "I’m glad he chose Chelsea and the club listened to my advice, that they chose him. I’m glad I did not make a mistake. 

"I told them that we should not miss him. When? I told them when he started at Leicester."

Kante's career has gone from strength to strength since joining the 'Blues', winning the Premier League title for the second season in a row during his maiden campaign in the capital as well as picking up the PFA' Players' Player of the Year and an FA Cup winners' medal.

The 27-year-old is now a vital part of the French national side as well, having made 36 appearances for 'Les Bleus' since making his debut two years ago and starting in the World Cup final victory over Croatia during the summer.

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