Mirabelli tells Napoli to sign ‘extraordinary’ midfielder who is ‘suffering’ at Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

Former AC Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli has urged Napoli to sign Franck Kessie, claiming it ‘would be the coup of the century’.

The Ivory Coast international joined permanently from Atalanta this summer following the conclusion of his two-year loan deal (with obligation to buy) from Atalanta, but his performances have come under fire.

Kessie was even left out of Milan’s squad to face Juventus last weekend, with Milan’s sporting director Ricky Massara confirming that it was due to his poor levels of training.

Calciomercato.it linked four Premier League sides with a move for Kessie, namely Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham and Wolves, but Mirabelli has told Radio Marte that Carlo Ancelotti’s side could do worse than signing the 22-year-old.

“Kessie is one of the most important midfielders in Italy. He’s young, is physically strong and he is extraordinary, but every player must be managed and treated differently,” he said, via Football Italia.

“He is suffering at Milan and I wish that Napoli would sign him, it would be the coup of the century. Cristiano Giuntoli is a footballing connoisseur and anyone who signs Kessie is getting a great deal. He will do great things because he lacks nothing.”

On Saturday evening’s fixture at San Siro, he added: “Napoli v Milan always has a special charm. Both teams are trying to make sense of this season.

“De Laurentiis has done a great job in Naples and maybe the Neapolitans don’t appreciate him, but from the outside you can see the great management.

“My future? I hope to find an important project. However I am careful not to make any claims, and I hope luck helps me.”


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