A Leicester player, main target for Real Madrid

A Leicester player, main target for Real Madrid

N'Golo Kante
N'Golo Kante during a Premier League match - Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane wants another defensive midfielder in the squad apart from Casemiro. The chosen one is N’Golo Kanté and Real Madrid could execute the release clause: 25M€.

Leicester’s great victory in the Premier League couldn’t be explained without Vardy or Mahrez. Those two players had a key role in the offensive line for The Foxes but the defensive part started with N’Golo Kanté. He was everywhere in the pitch and his physical capacities surprised all the rivals.

Now, Kanté is focused with his national team, France, in the Euro. Didier Deschamps has a lot of confidence on him and Kanté is a fixed member in the starting line up. In only a couple of years Kanté has changed a small team in France to win the Premier League and play the Euro as a host.

Zidane wants another player to compete for Casemiro’s place. The French coach knows that, if Real Madrid wants to play with an offensive team, including Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema, they need at least one defensive midfielder. Long time ago it was Makélélé role and now it’s Casemiro’s.

But the season is very long and the team needs another player for this position. According to Marca, Real Madrid could pay the release clause, 25M€. It’s an affordable price for Real Madrid.

Kanté is only 25 years old and he has improved a lot in these two years. However, Real Madrid need to be quick because they have several competitors to hire the French player. For example, PSG, Manchester United or Manchester City have shown also interest in Kanté.

Kanté played in Bolougne and Caen before arriving to Leicester. There, with Ranieri on the bench, The Foxes made history winning the Premier League trophy. Now, most of the players could get good deals with the best teams in Europe and this is including Kanté and Real Madrid.