Chelsea midfielder N’golo Kante has finally treated himself to a flashy footballer’s car – swapping his Mini for a brand new Mercedes.
The ever cheerful player turned up for testing at the beginning of the week before being allowed compassionate leave due to his fears over coronavirus, is considered one of the most down to earth stars in the world.
And a part of that was down to the fact he kept hold of the Mini Cooper he bought when he arrived at Leicester in 2015.
There were reports the Frenchman initially started off RUNNING to Foxes training before being told he needed to drive.
So he went for a modest Mini for around £20,000 and clearly fell in love with the British classic.
The original one he picked up has been shipped back to France so he can drive it when he goes home while he bought an identical model after signing for Chelsea in 2016.
Even after a minor crash with a lorry on the King’s Road in Chelsea, he carried on with the Mini, even turning up to Cobham with a dented front wheel arch.
But it appears lockdown has given Kante time to decide upon a well-earned upgrade as he returned after the coronavirus break driving a Mercedes in the previous week.