PFA Player of the Year N’Golo Kanté was the subject of a number of transfer links in the summer of 2016, after winning the Premier League title in his first season at Leicester.
Despite heavy interest from Paris Saint-Germain, the French midfielder opted for a switch to Stamford Bridge over the Parisians.
After a £30m move to Chelsea last summer, Kanté narrowly missed out on winning a domestic double this season after defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup final. The midfielder has become a household name since leaving SM Caen in 2015, getting 17 national team call-ups over the last two years.
Kanté has described Antonio Conte as the reason he joined Chelsea over Paris Saint-Germain last season.
The Chelsea manager, also an arrival at Stamford Bridge 12 months ago, was a key part of Kanté’s decision to remain in the Premier League, as reported by the Metro.
“It’s true that PSG were like other clubs after my good season with Leicester,” the 26-year-old told Le Parisien.
“But I chose Chelsea after speaking to the coach and the sporting director. And I don’t regret it.”
The man who has taken the Premier League by storm in his two seasons in the UK also admitted that the division suits his style.
“What’s more, the league and the style of play in England pleases me,” he added.
Kanté featured in 41 games for Chelsea last season, proving to be a key figure in their midfield. The Frenchman excelled in the clubs switch to a 3-4-3 formation, showing the same level of work he produced during his time at Leicester.
The midfielder was also unlucky not to add a Euro 2016 winners medal to his collection last summer after France narrowly missed on on championship victory on home turf to Portugal.