GdS: Keeping Kessie would require a €90m commitment from Milan – the breakdown

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan would have to make a huge financial commitment in order to keep Franck Kessie and extend his deal, a report has claimed.

Kessie’s future continues to dominate the media headlines, with many fans and pundits asking over the past few months why Milan have not met his demands and whether it would be possible to find a replacement as good as him on the market for the same price as renewing his deal.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), Kessie’s future is almost certain to be away from Milan despite the fact that they have tabled an offer worth €6m net per season, because the management do not intend to meet the player’s demands of €8m per year.

To keep the Ivorian would require about €90m, because the €8m per year that he wants over five years – therefore €16m gross per season (before tax) – would total €80m, and a commission for his agent would need to be added.

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  1. Something needs to be done about greedy agents. They are ruining the game.

    I think in NBA (or NFL) agents/agencies get 4% of player wages max and and zero commissions or any crap like that. All the transactions, income, all the finances are public so minimal behind the scenes BS.

    After that, agents would have to fight each other for players they represent, a healthy competition between them, instead of trying to rob clubs blind and get rich on a single transfer.

    1. You are right. Commission has to be 2-4%, and that has to be paid from player. Negotiation has to be between clubs. Agent duty is to find player some other sponsorship (pepsi, nike, adidas…). What agents invest in player? Nothing. What club invest in player? A lot.

  2. No, his performance this season do not proof the salary he wanted. Tonali with 1.2 millions and Bennacer 1.5 million offer better performance than him. Let him go, and take Sanches.

  3. it should be Milans business modell anyway, develop player like we did with kessie and then let him be mercenary if they wont. I mean bakas 2 years loan with that salary is a shame but still not that much then paying bale for 4 years w/o any give back from the player or Ramsey. On the pther hand Kulusevski in age of 21 would have been very cool, Kaio Jorge as well. Buying sanches is kind of stupid, very dangerous investmen! way too expensive and do not fit to Tonali. A Konrad Laimer would make Pioli and SanSiro happy (this guys does exatly fits to the team) or Camara

  4. I wouldn’t have paid a penny for this dude two years before… same with Hakan..these guys just started playing well and that is when it is coming to the end of their contract and then they start asking for lumps of money but they don’t consider club has bread the burden when they are just deadwood …

    This is the problem when the players, small clubs, and agents are milking the money from the clubs ..everyone is silent…but media, ex-players,UEFA, small clubs(these guys demand huge prices for players) and all others go mad when clubs wanna start finding new ways to earn money just like the super league to feed these money-hungry robbers…just disgusting…if owners want to earn money to run the club that’s wrong… but players, agents can demand huge money…no one question that..

  5. Honestly Renato only earn 2,5m euro /years so if this club sign him only cost 3-4m euro with tax only 6m euro/years in 5years only 30m euro with transfer fee 20m euro because his contract only left 1years. It Will be more cheaper than renew kessie

  6. Kessi deserves His 2 million increases since he came to Milan he has been one of the Best On the Pitch for Milan. If you are working for Someone and giving them your Best, you would want to be rewarded. Kessi is a Worker and will Out work anyone on the Pitch, I Hope He gets His Money At Milan Because He will Get it elsewhere That is His Level of Greatness

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