Sky journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has suggested that AC Milan and Italian football should not be surprised by Franck Kessie’s decision to leave the club.
There is a lot of media attention surrounding Kessie at the moment given that he has been at Milan since the summer of 2017 but seems to have made the decision to let his contract wind down so he can leave on a free transfer.
Milan did make an offer for him to extend but the player currently appears to have different ideas, and that – coupled with the general level of his performances dropping notably compared to last season – has caused some fans to turn on him.
Gianluca Di Marzio was present in the Sky studio and he had his say on Kessié’s situation at Milan, suggesting that the market around Europe points towards free transfers being far from an anomaly.
“I think that only in Italy are we surprised so much that a player plays towards the expiry of his contract,” he said (via MN24).
“Look at PSG with Mbappè who scored and perhaps could even eliminate the team where he could play next year. If Pioli makes him play there is a reason: he is decisive in the middle of the field.”