A former Chelsea midfielder is poised to venture into club ownership in Belgium, as he prepares to assume control of Royal Excelsior Virton, a third-division Belgian club.
The French star will officially take over the club from current owner Flavio Becca on July 1. This announcement has been confirmed by the club through an official statement on their website, accompanied by the inspiring slogans ‘Together, always higher’ and ‘Small town, big dreams.’
N’Golo Kante has made the decision to invest in the sport that has given him so much over the years by buying Royal Excelsior Virton, a minor club in Belgium. Kante will succeed Flavio Becca as the manager of the Belgian club.
The club claimed in a statement that N’Golo Kanté’s motivation is his love of the game. “Driven by his passion for soccer, N’Golo Kanté’s aim is to continue structuring the club with a view to consolidating its foundations, stabilizing the staff, and ultimately reviving RE Virton’s tradition of training through its youth academy,” the club said.
Kante recently parted ways with Chelsea to finalize a transfer to Saudi Pro League outfit Al-Ittihad.
According to reports, the 31-year-old World Cup winner will make up to €100 million over the length of his three-year contract with Al Ittihad.