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King's Lynn Town sign their own version of Chelsea's N'golo Kante

King's Lynn Town have signed their own version of Chelsea's N'golo Kante by bringing a highly-rated midfielder to The Walks.

Munashe Sundire, 24, becomes the club's second signing of the summer following Ethan Coleman's arrival last week.

After meeting the majority of his team-mates for the first time before the National League clash against Solihull Moors last night, Sundire, who will relocate to the area from his southern base, revealed that he been compared to the Chelsea superstar in the past.

New King's Lynn Town signing Munashe Sundire. Picture: Tim Smith (47560377)
New King's Lynn Town signing Munashe Sundire. Picture: Tim Smith (47560377)

"I got a lot of Kante comparisons," he said.

"I’m an athletic box-to-box or holding midfielder. I like to win the ball back, break up play, get on the ball and start attacks.

"I have plenty of heart and energy about me and I'm absolutely buzzing to get started.

"As soon as I got a taste of the club, I knew this where I wanted to be."

Not only is Kante arguably the greatest defensive midfielder anywhere in world football, a player with boundless energy, he is a footballer blessed with technical ability who can drive forward.

Lynn have high hopes that the tough-tackling Zimbabwean, who comes highly recommended by one of his former managers, will be as half as good as Chelsea’s little number seven.

Ricky Marheineke, who had Sundire under his wing at St Ives Town in the Southern League Premier Division Central, said: "Munashe is a proper player. He was phenomenal during his time with us before leaving for Hemel Hempstead.

"He's such an athletic lad and is as strong as Ox. He loves to win the ball and drive forward. I believe he was right up there in the top performers in the Conference South last season."

St Albans poached Sundire, who can play either full-back or in a holding midfield role, from neighbours Hemel Hempstead following spells with Kempston Rovers, Kettering Town and the Saints.

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