Seedorf sends strong message to Kessie: “So many players underestimate where they are”

By Akhil Prasad -

Legendary Dutchman Clarence Seedorf, who spent majority of his playing career at San Siro with Milan, believes that no player should choose money over a club.

One player who has continuously been linked with a move away from the Rossoneri is Franck Kessie. With his contract expiring in June 2022 – at the end of the current season – he has regularly been linked with a move to clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur. The London natives are said to be in advanced negotiations with the Ivorian central defensive midfielder and his entourage, according to latest reports from Daily Mail.

Milan are offering €6.5m net per season, as opposed to his demands of earning around the €8m mark. He currently earns €5m. Seedorf believes that any player should make a career-related choice first and then looking for the money.

Speaking to the press (via MilanLive), the former Rossoneri commented on the situation, saying: “So many players underestimate where they are. You have to make a career-related choice, then the money comes over time. I see Milan growing and I’m happy to see a point of reference like Maldini who helps everyone grow with the right mentality. I hope Kessie realises where he is and makes a career-related choice, not money.” 

If Kessie manages to get Milan to meet his demands, he will be one of the highest earners in the club, alongside veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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      1. Seedorf is someone to listen to when he speaks, but Milan have problems to address in the next window

        Europe campaign is all but buried and Pioli is out of his league

        Milan should be thinking who will replace him, I believe that the current Nice manager is a great choice for Milan next success story

        1. Pioli has pulled us out of the darkness and has created a fantastic culture at Milan.

          just because we are struggling in CL after 8yrs?
          news flash, we werent gonna go far this yr, no matter who the coach was.

          you pull him now, it will crumble.
          patience, the growth is happening…

        2. Totally disagree. Need to have faith in Pioli – look at what he has done thus far. I was one of his biggest skeptics – but he has proven me wrong. CL we were bound to struggle. Injuries, absences and the hardest group in CL didn’t help – but regardless of all of that – we are a young team with no CL experience save for Giroud Ibra and Kajer – so we were expected to struggle. Horrible referee decisions didn’t help either. But it is something to build upon for next season. We have a special team – they all play for Pioli. That deserves respect. All we need now is management to get us a few more players in January – RW (Faivre) and Kamara and we are looking good.

        3. How can you say a thing like that, let’s be honest it’s been seven years since we played cl futbol so don’t expect instant impact, it will be a gradua process just same way it happened in the league,

  1. Over the last months I’ve been very upset with Kessie but I’ve now calmed down. I still hope he renews but if he decides he doesn’t want to then I hope he tells Maldini now and helps facilitate a transfer in January. Even if only for a few million. To me that would show his appreciation for the club and leave me with positive feelings about a player who has grown with the club and contributed to the rebuild.

  2. Honestly, I’m not bothered by his contract situation. I only hope that we can get money from his sale in January. Seeing as the whole thing has turned into a saga, maybe it’s best he goes where he wants to go. We don’t want divisions in the dressing room. I believe Pioli will find a way to steady the ship. There’s also Adli and I believe Bakayoko can be great again with constant playing time. Players go and players come but Milan remains Milan.

  3. the worst thing that can happen is kessie go on a free.

    if we sell kessie we get kamara
    if we keep kessie we gotto tank a wooping wage, with other player wanting higher wage too

    anyway, now we all know kessie only wants money. hes no longer president in our heart. so hes okay to leave

  4. Seedorf is an intelligent gentleman.

    I remember when Alexander Hleb stupidly left Arsenal where he had it made, for Barca. And that was it for Hleb. finito

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