Laliga giants FC Barcelona are said to have completed the signing of AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie on a free transfer.
The Ivory Coast international failed to sign a new deal with the Serie A giants and has verbally agreed to move to the Camp Nou in the summer according to reports from transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
While many teams were interested in the combative player, Sport reports that the deal that Barca handed the player was too good to turn down.
Here we go. After verbal agreement reached days ago, Franck Kessié has signed as new Barcelona player until June 2026 - it’s gonna be four year deal, he joins as free agent from AC Milan. 🔵🔴 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 22, 2022
Kessié will receive €6.5m net salary plus add-ons. Medical already completed. pic.twitter.com/9kFCIPJXn5
To get the deal done, it’s reported Barcelona will pay Kessie €6.5million per season for four seasons for a player who has scored 36 goals in 214 matches since arriving at Milan in 2017.
Kessie has six goals and one assist to his name from 30 appearances in all competitions this season as Milan sits three points clear of Napoli at the top of the Serie A table.