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Simpson Backs Ghana’s Daniel Amartey To Replace Kante

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Ghanaian Daniel Amartey can replace N’Golo Kante in Leicester City’s midfield, according to teammate Danny Simpson.


Kante was one of the key players in Leicester’s Premier League success last season, but he is no longer with the club after being signed by rivals Chelsea in the European summer.

Nonetheless, Amartey has given signs that he could be an able replacement for the Frenchman, putting in a superb performance for the Foxes against Swansea City before the international break.

And Simpson reckons the Ghanaian can go from strength to strength in midfield, with Leicester gearing up for a battle with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool this weekend.

“He was excellent last week. That is the thing with our squad. He has been patient. Every day he gives 100 percent in training,” Simpson told the Independent.

“He is a good lad to have around. He is always smiling and always joking with everyone.

"He has always said he wants to play centre midfield and was deservedly the man-of-the-match. He was fantastic and he has given us all a lift.”

Simpson added: “If he performs like that every week then yes [he can replace Kante].

“We know how good Kante was but I am really happy for him because he waited so patiently and the way he slotted in against Swansea, it looked he had been playing there for ages for Leicester.” 
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