OFFICIAL: AC Milan Sign Franck Kessie On Loan

Gonzalo Higuain in action with Atalanta's Rafael Toloi and Franck Kessie.

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Franck Kessie, who has been a top midfield transfer target for a number of Premier League clubs, has now joined AC Milan on a two-year loan deal.

Currently playing for Serie A outfit Atalanta, the Ivory Coast international has had a terrific season in Italy, and has established himself as one of the most exciting players in the midfield role. In the process, he has attracted a lot of interest from some of the best clubs in Europe, and has been constantly linked with an exit this summer.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool have all been monitoring his situation, but it is now understood that he has decided to stay back in Italy for another season or two.

The 20-year-old is a defensive midfielder with all the tricks and skills in the book. Furthermore, he is strong and smart on the ball, and is a player who has the attributes to be a huge hit in England.

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However, AC Milan have today announced that they have signed Kessie on a two-year loan deal from Atalanta with an option to make it permanent in 2019.

A statement on the club’s website, read: “AC Milan announces the signing of Franck Kessie from Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, through to 2019. The contract implies the player will join the club on a two-year loan period with the obligation to buy.”

It is believed the transfer fee agreed between the two clubs for the player is in the region of £24.5million.

He has 30 Serie A appearances in the recent season, and will be the first signing for AC Milan in what could be a crucial and stellar summer transfer window at the San Siro.


Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti  

A scholar in Cricket, an amateur in Football, a fanatic of both. Striving to learn by the day and writing to get closer to his first love, Liverpool Football Club. Work also featured by the4thofficial, Soccersouls, Sportswiki, Faceoffootball, Rousing the Kop.


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