Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is pushing for the signing of English Premier League Chelsea star N’Golo Kante.
On the 31st (Korean time), Spain’s El Nacional said, “Director Klopp has requested a lot of support from the board,” and “one of them is Kante.”
“Klopp is worried about the midfield position,” said El Nacional. “Naby Keita left in June, Artroute Melo has failed, and veterans like Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson are sluggish. So Liverpool need a few new players. “There’s a lot of talk about Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund, but the first contract Liverpool want to reveal is Kante.”
“Klopp has no doubts that Kante is still a world-class player. He has been injured a lot and hasn’t played since August last year, but Klopp thinks Kante will adapt perfectly to Anfield. I believe that he will play a big role in Liverpool with his active performance.”
Kante is set to expire his contract with Chelsea in June. He negotiated a new contract with Chelsea, but disagreed over the length of the contract.
For Chelsea, Kante’s physical condition was also a burden. Kante has not yet played due to a hamstring injury sustained in August last year. Appeared in all two Premier League matches this season. Not only that, his appearances have dropped over the past three seasons due to a number of minor and minor injuries. He played in 36 games in the 2018-19 season, but played in 20 games in the 2019-20 season, 24 games in the 2020-21 season, and 21 games last season. For these reasons, the British press made it a foregone conclusion that Kante and Chelsea would part ways. 토토사이트
There is another reason Klopp wants Kante. El Nacional said: “If Liverpool sign Kante, they could undermine a direct rival strategy like Chelsea’s.”
“Chelsea are working hard to prevent Kante from leaving because we are confident that Kante will play a key role under manager Graeme Porter once he fully recovers,” said Todd Boley, the owner of Kante and his agent, to schedule a meeting to ensure that Klopp will stay with him. “I persuaded the director to refuse,” he added.
Meanwhile, Barcelona, which had been rumored to sign Kante, gave up their intention to sign Kante, El Nacional explained further.
Kante scored 13 goals and provided 15 assists in 262 appearances during his seven years at Chelsea.