Chelsea star makes claim about his contract amid reported extension plan
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante said he is not concerned about his contract situation at the club at the moment, and will make a decision when the time is right.
The 31-year-old is among Chelsea players whose contracts with the club expire in the summer of 2023.
After Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen’s expected free transfer exits this summer, Blues manager Thomas Tuchel recently said that he would like to avoid being in the same situation again next season.
Obviously, the uncertainty over contract situations is also bad news for the club from a financial perspective.
Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano recently claimed that Chelsea plan to offer Kante, alongside Mason Mount, a new deal.
However, Kante himself does not seem too worried about the situation.
“The only thing that is true is I have one more year contract,” the France international said about his future at Chelsea (via Football Daily).
“The only thing [in my mind] is to finish the season well and take everything step by step.
“I will think about it [the contract situation] at the right time, but [now it is time] to finish the season in the best way possible.”
Injuries and, perhaps, ageing seem to have had a big impact on Kante’s performance.
As a result, he has played a less prominent role and had only 19 starts in the Premier League this season.
As Tuchel also pointed out recently, however, the former Leicester City man offers what most players do not, which makes him a valuable, unique player to the squad.