Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has committed his future to Chelsea by signing a five-year deal worth £290,000 a week.
The new deal makes Kante the highest-paid Chelsea player and Kante revealed after signing the new deal that he was happy to extend his time at Chelsea.
“I’m happy to extend my time with Chelsea, it has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come,” Kante said.
“Since I came, I completely improved as a player, challenged myself and got some awards I never thought about. I like the city, I like the club and I am happy to be here for more time.”
Club director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are delighted N’Golo has signed a new contract and sees his long-term future with Chelsea. When he arrived, we knew we had signed a special player but he has astounded everybody with his tireless and unselfish displays.
“Off the pitch, he remains a dedicated professional and a humble human being despite the fact he is a world champion and a two-time Premier League winner. We now look forward to five more years with N’Golo at the heart of the Chelsea midfield.”
Kante has been a key player for Chelsea since joining from Leicester City in 2016. He played a pivotal role as Chelsea won the Premier League in 2017 and was named Player of the Year by both the PFA and FWA.