The extent of the stalemate between the Milan management and Franck Kessie’s agent has been highlighted in the latest MilanNews column.
In his piece, Franco Ordine begins by recalled what George Atangana – Kessie’s agent – told Telelombardia while present at the Gewiss Stadium for Milan’s 3-2 win over Atalanta: “Where is the negotiation at? You have to ask the Milan management.”
What does it mean? The most likely hypothesis is that Kessiè’s agent has delivered his final request to the Rossoneri and is awaiting an answer. There was a bit of confusion on what the figure might be as Milan were apparently willing to offer double his current €2.2m per season net to €4.4m, then raised it to €5.5m with a progressive increase up to almost €7m during the final year.
If the negotiation hits a dead end then it is because Kessie asked for €8m net per season for five years, which means €80m gross plus agent commission taking it to almost €100m, the same amount Donnarumma refused.