Before his move to Leicester City last season, N’Golo Kante was approached by Marseille and he revealed that while growing up as a young footballer, he looked at the likes of Franck Ribery, Samir Nasri and Mamadou Niang.
He told Canal +:”I thought I had to go through a stage in France. I remember the generation of [Mamadou] Niang, [Franck] Ribery and [Samir] Nasri and it was a team that I liked, especially in the Champions League.”
He has been tipped to win the Player of the Year award, but the soft-spoken Frenchman has named three Chelsea superstars who deserve the award.
“There are quite a few players in the Premier League who deserve this award,” he said.
“There is [Eden] Hazard, Diego Costa and David Luiz in my team.”