Former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker claims Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is ‘perfect’ for the Blaugrana. “With him, France play with 12.”
Barca are reportedly planning a move for Kante after the World Cup, and Lineker – who scored 52 goals in 137 appearances at Camp Nou between 1986 and 1989 – urged his old club to go all out for the 27-year-old.
“Kante would be the perfect signing,” the Englishman told L’Equipe.
“He played for my club, Leicester, but N’Golo has been for me, until now, the best player of this World Cup.
“He’s someone who plays at the service of his teammates. With Kante, France play with 12. He’s worth two midfielders.
“Kante is everywhere. The quality of his passing is excellent, he crosses the lines and looks forward.
“Frankly, it’s a great advantage to have a Kante on your team. He’s one of the keys to the trajectory of this French team.
“I’m a Kante fan. In his position, he’s the best player I’ve ever seen. In terms of recovery, he reads the game incredibly and captures impossible balls.
“He runs everywhere and is a true pickpocket. The way he steals the ball from the feet of opposing players, without them noticing it, is incredible, plus he always gets back up quickly and cleanly.”