Franck Kessie’s Agent Slams Rumours Ivorian Midfielder Wants to Leave Barcelona in January

Franck Kessie’s Agent Slams Rumours Ivorian Midfielder Wants to Leave Barcelona in January

  • Frank Kessie’s agent has responded to speculations that the midfielder is already considering leaving Barcelona because of his lack of playing time
  • Kessie is reportedly already looking for a route out of Camp Nou just months after joining the La Liga giants from AC Milan in the summer transfer window
  • The Ivorian midfielder has started only four times for Barcelona since his arrival: twice in the Champions League and twice in La Liga

Frank Kessie is not having the dream start he would have hoped for at Barcelona, after struggling to start games for La Blaugrana since his summer move from AC Milan.

The Ivorian midfielder has started just four games for Xavi’s men this season and there have been reports the former AC Milan midfielder wants to quit Barcelona.

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Franck Kessie has struggled for game time under Xavi at Barcelona this season. Photo by Soccrates Images.
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According to SB Nation, Kessie’s agent, George Atangana has been asked about the speculation and reckons it’s not true, stating the midfielder is still adapting to life at Barca.

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“They are fake news, totally false. Kessie is very happy at Barça. He’s only been at the club for a few months and is still in the process of adapting to the team and the Barça style of play, which is different from other clubs, and therefore it takes time."

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Atangana added that Kessie would continue working to earn his place in the team, describing him as a player who does not give up easily.

“He had other offers in the summer and bet heavily on Barça,” he added.

Kessie played the full 90 minutes in last week's 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but was then an unused substitute against Valencia in La Liga on Saturday.

Milan hopes to re-sign Kessie

Meanwhile, Kessie could be back playing for AC Milan just months after leaving the Serie A champions to sign for Barcelona, Sports Mole reports.

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According to reports, the Ivorian midfielder is not pleased with his standing at Camp Nou and is looking at an opportunity to leave the club in the January transfer window.

Other Italian clubs are also looking at the prospect of bringing Kessie back to Serie A.

Kessie breaks 14-year-old record at Barcelona

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Franck Kessie has broken a record set by Sergio Busquets at Barcelona 14 years ago, during his UEFA Champions League debut.

The Ivory Coast midfielder became the fastest Barcelona player to score on his UCL debut with his 13th-minute strike against Viktoria Plzen.

The former AC Milan player beats Sergio Busquets' 15-minute Champions League debut goal against FC Basel in 2008.