Barcelona Transfer News: A deal for N’Golo Kante, a Chelsea midfielder, to join Barcelona on a free transfer after this next season is getting closer
Barcelona Transfer News: N’Golo Kante, a midfielder, is said to be joining Barcelona on a free transfer next summer, says the Spanish news site Sport.
The French midfielder’s contract with the West London giants is up for renewal in the summer of 2023. But he has not yet committed his future to the club. The French international’s career has been complicated by a hamstring injury that kept him out of the World Cup.
Barcelona is ready to take a large risk on the player, and a deal may be finalized before the end of the year. The Catalans may be able to make a savvy deal for a fairly consistent player since personal terms are unlikely to be a major obstacle.
Will Kante come to the Spotify Camp Nou?
He has had a history of injuries, but it won’t stop him from joining the Spanish powerhouse. Due to their present financial situation, Barcelona has been depending heavily on free agents in the transfer market.
The team needs Kante to strengthen their midfield. But they want to make sure he is healthy before awarding him a contract. The 31-year-old’s present pay may also be a problem. He may have to settle for less money.
In the middle of the field, Franck Kessie has struggled since arriving on a free transfer from AC Milan. This may be Sergio Busquets’ last season with the Spanish club.
What’s next for Barcelona?
Xavi believes in Kante’s ability and wants him to be his midfield orchestrator. The player has shown an ability to take control of games and orchestrate attacks from deep in his team’s defensive half of the field.
If Kante can’t make the necessary adjustments in time, Barcelona has a backup plan in place with Chelsea colleague Jorginho.
The Italian midfielder is also in the last year of his contract. He hopes to take on a new challenge once his current stint with Chelsea finishes. To show he can still dominate the opposition’s midfield, Kante would have to undertake a strenuous physical test.