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Option for Barça: Kanté, closer and closer to being a 'free agent'

Published:4/12/2022 - 08:58h

Updated:4/12/2022 - 13:42h

FC Barcelona is probing options for the summer market to replace Sergio Busquets. A luxury option at 'zero cost' could be N'Golo Kanté, who will be able to negotiate with any club as of January 1

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The last semester of N´Golo Kanté has been an authentic drama. The mediocentro lost the Glass of the World by an injury in the isquiotibiales and aims to change of airs the next year, after seven seasons with the group 'blue'. In accordance with the journalist Fabrizio Romano, the player of 31 years wanted to remain in London, but the plans of the ones of Stamford Bridge aim to renew the staff with young talents.

In this sense, the FC Barcelona follows closely the case of Kanté, figure with France in the World-wide of Russia 2018 and champion of Europe with Chelsea in 2021. The one of Paris will have freedom to negotiate with any club from the next 1 January, as his agreement expires on 30 June and, for the moment, there are not offers on the table by part of the group directed by Graham Potter to renew him.

N'Golo Arrived to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2016 pertinent of the Leicester that finish to give the thump in the Premier League this year, winning the title under the driving of Claudio Ranieri. The londinenses paid 35.8 million euros by his traspaso, an authentic bargain considering the stupendous performance of the Frenchman between 2016 and 2021, when it reached the tope of his performance.

The doubt with the mediocentro goes through his physical problems. In 2019 already it had lost the final stretch of the season by a muscular injury and the problems in his thigh reappeared in August, forcing him to go through the operating theatre around the middle of October. Kanté Would have to reappear in January with Chelsea, having contested only 265 minutes in three parties this season.

The Barça would bet for recovering to Kanté

If the mediocentro attains to recover in the second stretch of the 2022/23, is very likely that Joan Laporta and Mateu Alemany do the possible for ficharle. N'Golo Would fit without problems in the diagram of a Barça that expects fichar to a '5' born to replace to Sergio Busquets in July, taking for granted that the captain will opt for leaving to the MLS when finishing the season.

Kanté Invoices around 10 million net euros by season, by which would have to negotiate a reduction salarial so that his index card fit in a Barça that, to these heights, follows without being able to fichar by the 'fair play' financial of LaLiga. Another very interesting option in Chelsea is Jorginho, the one who also culminates agreement in summer and, for the moment, neither has at all agreed with Chelsea to renew.

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