N’Golo Kante should be PSG’s main target, not Lionel Messi

Nicholas Hughes
Nicholas Hughes Updated: 17 May 2021 22:15 BST 4 min read
N’Golo Kante should be PSG’s main target, not Lionel Messi

As PSG chase a so far elusive Champions League title, N’Golo Kante should be their main transfer target instead of wantaway Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

That is at least according to former PSG midfielder Eric Rabesandratana, who believes the Frenchman would add leadership that is otherwise absent from the French champions’ team.

“Kante would allow PSG to win the Champions League.”Eric Rabesandratana

Kante scored the only goal for France in a match-winning performance against Portugal, prompting Rabesandratana to tell France Bleu radio station of his admiration for the Chelsea star.

“I would like to say if I were a leader at PSG I would break the bank to sign N’Golo Kante,” he said.

The 48-year-old insisted his former side don’t need Messi in the team and that Kante would be the one to propel them to further heights in Europe.

N’Golo Kante’s numbers in 2019/20

STATISTICKANTE
Goals3
Pass completion %85%
Touches P9076.3
Recoveries P908.1

Les Parisiens qualified for a maiden Champions League final in July but ultimately fell short against Bayern Munich and have begun this campaign in poor form, with early defeats to Manchester United and RB Leipzig leaving Thomas Tuchel’s side with work to do.

Kante signed a five-year contract extension at Chelsea almost two years ago to the day but rumours have persisted of an exit to a host of Europe’s top clubs throughout his spell with the Blues.

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  • Manager Frank Lampard reserved special praise for the 29-year-old after Chelsea’s defeat of Sheffield United, highlighting the difficulty he has faced after an injury-hit 2019/20 campaign.

    With the Blues in form and Kante seemingly back to his best physically Chelsea will certainly want to keep hold of their No.7, but a return home could well tempt him if the interest is there.

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