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Kanté not ruling out a move to Real Madrid in the future

The Chelsea player's former coach at Caen told ESPN that the midfielder has always planned to join a "very, very big club".

Kanté not ruling out a move to Real Madrid in the future
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N'Golo Kanté's former coach at Caen, Patrice Garande, told ESPN that the French midfielder has always planned to play for a "big European club" if he leaves Chelsea. 

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Last summer the former Leicester player was linked to Real Madrid given that Los Blancos' coach Zinedine Zidane was concerned over a lack of cover in central midfield should Casemiro pick up an injury or suspension

Kanté not ruling out a move to Real Madrid in the future

Future plans

"I think from the moment N'Golo came to us in Ligue 2 he had a career plan but without trying to go too quickly. He had his feet on the ground, and that is why he did two seasons with us, and then left. It's he who decides," Garande said.

Kanté not ruling out a move to Real Madrid in the future

"I thought [Leicester City] was a good choice and one that suited him, because in his mind going to England in a club like that was a step towards going even higher. He has had a rapid rise, but it has been progressive," he added. 

A very, very big club

"He was in Ligue 2, then Ligue 1. He goes to England with Leicester, they win the Premier League. Then he goes to Chelsea, and after that he'll go to a very, very big European club, that's for sure".

Kanté not ruling out a move to Real Madrid in the future

"He played for France in a position that isn't his [at Euro 2016], in front of the back four, and he was brilliant. He has incredible potential and he's also a very intelligent boy who has his feet on the ground, who takes things step-by-step. He analyses everything that goes on around him," he concluded.