Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has warned that N’Golo Kante could leave for Paris Saint-Germain due to the different role he has been asked to play under Maurizio Sarri, writing in The Times.
Kante shone in a defensive role for Leicester City to help the Foxes storm to the Premier League title and then did the same in the following campaign after sealing a lucrative move to Chelsea.
The form of the World Cup-winning midfielder has seen French champions Paris Saint-Germain express an interest in securing his services and Cascarino has warned that he could push an exit due to being unhappy with the more advanced role he has adopted under Sarri.
“N’Golo Kante is looking like he is unhappy with the position he is playing in. That is a worry for Chelsea because they could lose him if he is unsettled. This is a player who will be wanted by every club in Europe.
“He still looks a quality player, but I’m not convinced he’s suited to this more advanced role on the right of a midfield three with Jorginho in the central sitting role. When he plays in that deeper role he glides across the pitch.
“He’s everywhere in front of the back four, robbing the ball from the opposition and running at pace, passing people, feeding the more advanced players. In that position, he’s the best in the world, but he’s not in his present one.
“Maurizio Sarri said after Saturday’s draw with Chelsea that United are better in a physical game and I thought that was telling. He doesn’t want his midfielders getting involved in battles, but that is what Kante is so good at.”