Thomas Tuchel Hails Chelsea Man, Picks Him As N’Golo Kante Alternative

Tuchel has applauded one of his many Midfielders as he mentioned the youngster attributes several qualities similar to that of N’Golo Kante

Kante is definitely considered one of the best midfielders in Europe as he edges very close to winning all the trophies accessible to him.

His place in the Chelsea squad will be a hard one to replace although Thomas Tuchel has already pointed to a player who shares similar attributes.

Sources closer to the club have shared of what Tuchel thinks about the said player who he aims to add to the first team by next season.

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Due to large numbers in the squad, Tuchel opted to loan the 22-year-old in order to also help him develop while getting the play time he is assured of outside Chelsea.


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Kante on the other hand is a player who has already approached his 30s and despite how good he is as a player, Chelsea still have their strict policy in place.

Just like every other player who clocked 30, Kante will now be getting only a 1-year extension deal after every year.

This paints a picture of the end of his days at Chelsea coming closer and the squad needs a player who can comfortably feel the gaps.

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Serval names have in the past been vouched for in the said position including on-loan Billy Gilmour who is cruising game time with Norwich City and Conor Gallagher who is also on loan to Crystal Palace.

It’s yet to be decided if Gilmour will be recalled this summer but the case of Gallagher has been confirmed by the Gaffer who wants to add the English kid to his squad as soon as possible.

The Epsom born has already impressed on international level after been called unto the National Team by Southgate, of which he went on to produce stunning assists.

Tuchel believes Gallagher is a player who embodies similar qualities as N’Golo Kante and in addition has more attacking abilities than the Frenchman.

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Across 25 league games while on loan to Crystal Palace, Gallagher has managed to net 8 goals for the Eagles.