Andres Iniesta admits he wants to play alongside N’Golo Kante and believes the midfielder is the ‘centrepiece’ of Chelsea’s side.
Kante has been one of the Premier League’s standout players since his arrival three years ago and has helped both Leicester City and Chelsea win the title.
The 27-year-old was also a key part of France’s World Cup-winning side this summer.
And Iniesta admits he’s a huge fan of the midfielder.
‘He’s a player I’d like to have had in my team for many years,’ Iniesta told RMC Sport.
‘He’s not going to come to Japan, but he’s definitely a player I love because of the work he does on the field and the confidence he has in his game.
‘His mastery makes him the centrepiece of Chelsea and the France national team.’