Journalist Louis Girardi is reporting that AC Milan have put their midfielder Franck Kessie on the market for the summer transfer window. The Ivory Coast international has been with the club for two and a half seasons but has been frustrating since the departure of Gennaro Gattuso due to his poor displays in the final third. Despite the criticisms, Kessie has been a focal point in Milan’s return to European competitions as he has amassed an enormous 121 appearances in less than three years across all competitions.
In the past a number of Premier League clubs including Arsenal, West Ham United and Wolverhampton have looked at the midfielder as a viable option to strengthen their sides. Kessie is valued between 25-30 million euros but given his tender age of 22, this may seem low given his extensive experience. The midfielder is very close to beating George Weah’s record of the most appearances of an African national for Milan with 147. Kessie has developed a good partnership with Bennacer and could be used as a depth player even if he is not a starter next season. In my opinion, selling him would be a huge mistake because he could occupy an Ambrosini-esque role with the club given he is just 22.