N’GOLO KANTE has finally treated himself to a flashy footballer’s car – swapping his Mini for a brand new Mercedes.
The Chelsea midfielder, who 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 large 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.
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 on Tuesday.
He has, after all, won the World Cup, two Premier Leagues, the FA Cup, the Europa League and in 2017 was named player of the year by the Premier League, PFA and FWA.
On top of that, he penned a new contract in November 2018 worth a staggering £290,000 per week.
And it is not just a new car that Kante is sporting… after he decided to grow his hair during his time locked indoors.
Chelsea fans couldn’t believe their eyes after becoming accustomed to the midfield dynamo’s bald bonce.
One said: “Kante having hair is one of the many crazy things to come out of these times…”
Another, slightly more excited supporter, added: “KANTE HAS HAIR!!! I REPEAT KANTE HAS HAIR.”
And one claimed: “The world is absolutely not ready for Kante with hair.”
Kante was not the only Blues star arriving at Cobham in style, though.
Olivier Giroud hit back at Karim Benzema’s “go kart” comments by driving into the training ground in a slick black convertible Ferrari.
Chelsea returned to training on Tuesday, working in groups no bigger than five and following social distancing guidelines, as they begin to prepare for the Premier League restart, pencilled in for June.