GdS: Milan eager to tie star midfielder down to new deal – pay rise on the cards

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are eager to extend the contract of midfielder Franck Kessie as he continues to move from strength to strength, a report claims.

The Ivorian has become a true leader for Milan over the last few months, forming a fearsome double pivot in midfield alongside Ismael Bennacer and reaching a level of consistency with his performances that has not been seen yet in his career.

According to today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive), Milan are taking steps to secure the renewal of Kessie, whose current contract is set to expire in June 2022.

The idea is to find an agreement within the next few months, to avoid a situation similar to the one the management are currently facing with Hakan Calhanoglu.

Kessie currently earns a salary of €2.2m net per season, with Paolo Maldini and co. well aware that they will have to give the 23-year-old a pay rise. Agent George Atangana will work to get the maximum possible for his client, who is eager to stay.

 

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