New Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has revealed a speech from Antonio Conte helped convince him to join the Blues.
The 25-year-old completed a move to Chelsea on Saturday in what was a club-record sale for Leicester with the fee thought to be worth around £32million to the reigning champions.
Kante, who was part of the France squad which reached the final of Euro 2016 on home soil, had only moved to the King Power Stadium 12 months ago but enjoyed a stellar debut season in England – playing a major role in delivering the title to the Foxes.
But, as part of an Instagram post which also paid tribute to the victims of the Nice terror attack, Kante said words from new Blues boss Conte were enough for him to leave the title holders.
“At the beginning of the new season, I chose to join @chelseafc,” he wrote. “It is a great club, which has just recruited a great coach and want to reach high ambitions I share. The club’s project and the coach’s speech have convinced me to join this new ambitious adventure.
“I am now waiting to see my new club and give everything for a successful summer… And season of course!!”
Kante is Chelsea’s second piece of major transfer business following the acquisition of Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi from Marseille.