GdS: Milan send a message to Kessie with summer business – the midfield will go on regardless

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan made sure that their midfield is in good shape as they added a couple of reinforcements in the summer window, though one will not arrive until next summer in Yacine Adli.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Milan will soon have to deal with the renewals of Alessio Romagnoli and Franck Kessie, both of whom have contracts expiring in June 2022. While the former is no longer a permanent fixture in the starting XI, the importance of Kessie is well known.

During the Olympics, after a match for the Ivory Coast, Kessie spoke to La Gazzetta and reassured the Milan fans: “Don’t worry, I’ll come back and fix everything.” He seemed to suggest that an agreement is little more than a formality, but upon returning to Milan it became clear things will be more difficult.

Kessie and his agent want €7m net per season plus €1.5m in bonuses – a figure above what Elliott Management want to pay. Interestingly, the muscle injury that kept Kessie out of action in the first two league matches adds to the complexity because Milan have reacted well without their president.

Bennacer is not at 100%, but Tonali and Krunic did well against Sampdoria and very well at San Siro against Cagliari. Meanwhile, Tiemoué Bakayoko has returned and Yacine Adli has been secured already ahead of next season.

“It is as if to say: life in midfield will go on, with or without Kessie,” as per the report. Everything suggests that the Kessie affair will not end like those of Donnarumma and Calhanoglu, but it cannot be excluded.


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Tags AC Milan Franck Kessie Yacine Adli

9 Comments

  1. Emmanuel owino says:

    Kessie we respect him a lot but the way his behaving is like child he start with six million when Milan give him five million then when Milan rise there offer to six now they want eight million milan gave them six point five now they want eight point eight,let him go if he want to go.

  2. Mubae_HMO says:

    I admire this guy alot but the twist in the situation in the past weeks seems a surprise. He and his agent are demanding too much. From 2.2m to 8.5m? He better accept the 6m plus bonuses. Because that’s what he requested initially.

  3. Zoro Caloro says:

    Oooooh message sent!!! Nah, he doesn’t care, he can go anywhere. He’s being a low class person just like hakan and just like gigio. It’s par for rhe course at Milan these days, we have bad negotiators and don’t have enough respect yet.

  4. bahto says:

    is about time players respect the name Milan n put their differences aside, please let put our team ahead we been beyond for too long

  5. Savicevic says:

    He is trying to get as much money as possible at this stage of his career. If is reasonable to act this way during these time when the shirt means nothing to these type of players. He deserves to be benched for his behavior. Yet Milan seems to have other strategies. We train players like him, Donnarumma, Calhanoglu for their future destinations. I think we do not lose a dime if we bench him near Romagnoli

  6. Nicholas says:

    Kessie why should you behave this way, you have to accept 5.5 million Euro them offer per a Year to you, before it was 2.5 Million Euro and then you have a play time any time any day so far you are fit, Now you want to play money, by to sign another club, you may reach there you will not get playing time as you have in AC Milan, and also the respect them gave to you.

    After you speak like true AC Milan player, you change over night, that is Africa mentality, do not allow you so called Agent to deceive you, if you start seating on bench do you think you can win African best player, no, Kessie Accept the contract offer, after 3 or 4 seasons you may change Club okay, i like you, but if you leave AC Milan I will dislike you as my player.

  7. Rajesh Sah says:

    Milan have developed potentials like Donnarumma, Calhanoglu and Kessie in the past and will continue to do so. Players will come and go. They don’t care about the club. I am only disappointed that Milan did not try to cash in on him or any other players and are happy to see their players go out free. Bad business.

  8. yus says:

    give kessie one or two year contracts and then sell him as soon as possible

  9. Aleksandar says:

    Kessie,Romagnoli,Conti,Castilejo…..are those 4 next ones who will be free transfer,just like Dollar/Challa?I can’t understand how could one team like AC Milan work under such sircumstances,to buy players ,and to let them leave for nothing…it’s imposible!Sell them,or even better EXCHANGE them,there are plenty players in europe who would give everything to play for AC Milan!(((Like Diaz,Tonali,Tomori…..)))

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