Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hailed Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as one of the most influential midfielders he has seen play football.
Wenger also revealed he twice tried to sign Kante.
“He is one of the most influential midfielders I’ve seen play football,” Wenger said as quoted on Daily Express.
“He constantly makes simple decisions and never overcomplicates it.”
Wenger added: “Have I looked to sign Kanté? Yes. When he was in France and when he was at Leicester.
“I cannot explain everything [about why he preferred Chelsea] but it is quite obvious when you look at where he has gone.
“Was it the money? I do not want to talk about that.
“Transfers are transfers – you cannot explain absolutely everything.”