It is an open secret that Barcelona need to sign a midfielder.
According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Franck Kessie is wanted by Barcelona.
The Ivory Coast international was signed by Milan in July 2019 from Atalanta for a fee of 24 million euros. The 24-year-old has a contract until 2022 with the club.
Since his arrival from Atalanta, Kessie has scored 30 goals and provided 15 assists in 185 games for Milan.
He is 24-year-old and has his peak years ahead.
The Milan midfielder has also represented the Ivory Coast at various youth levels before going on to secure 44 senior caps for his country thus far.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Barcelona.
Ronald Koeman wants to sign a new midfielder and Kessie is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The report claims that Barcelona manager has extensively scouted Kessie and is considering a move for the midfielder.
The La Liga club are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
There is no doubt that Kessie will take Barcelona’s midfield to a different level.
According to the report, “Barcelona are reportedly considering a potential 2022 transfer swoop for AC Milan midfield star Franck Kessie. The Ivory Coast international is yet to agree a new contract extension with the Serie A giants and he could now possibly leave the San Siro on a free transfer at the end of the current season. According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, La Blaugrana boss Ronald Koeman has highlighted midfield as a key area to be strengthened in the coming months, with Kessie now a key target. Koeman is also rumoured to be tracking Leicester City schemer Youri Tielemans but Kessie would represent a cheaper option due to his contract situation.”
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Barcelona will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Kessie to join the club.
Good signing for Barcelona?
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Barcelona.
A midfielder of Kessie’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Barcelona squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Koeman’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.
The 24-year-old could be a good fit for Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.