Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante says he has no regrets about turning down a switch to Paris Saint-Germain before deciding on a move to Stamford Bridge in 2016.
The French international was born in the French capital, before going on to play for Boulogne and Caen as a youngster. After moving to Leicester City and winning the league title in his first season, the midfielder was in huge demand across Europe, but Kante said he wanted to stay in the Premier League.
In an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien, he was asked about whether he regretted turning down PSG at the time, he replied:
“No. When I was in Leicester I had opportunities, but my priority was to stay in the Premier League. When Chelsea contacted me, I spoke with the coach and the feeling was good between us.”
Kante limped out of France’s 1-0 victory over Bulgaria on Saturday night which will rule him out of the crucial World Cup qualifier against Belarus on Tuesday night. At this moment, it is not certain how serious the thigh injury actually is, but he is a doubt for Chelsea’s next Premier League match against Crystal Palace at the weekend.