Cote d’Ivoire’s Franck Kessie Isn’t Eyeing a Return to Serie A From Barcelona

Cote d’Ivoire’s Franck Kessie Isn’t Eyeing a Return to Serie A From Barcelona

  • Franck Kessie joined Barcelona from AC Milan as a free agent after his contract expired in Italy
  • The Cote d'Ivoire star has only started five games for Barca, but also missed some due to injury
  • The Blaugrana have denied rumours that Kessie had offered himself to Serie A side Inter Milan

Cote d'Ivoire's Franck Kessie will not be returning to play his football in Italy's Serie A.

The Barcelona midfielder made the move to Camp Nou after his contract with AC Milan expired.

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Barcelona's Franck Kessie is said to be tired of watching from the sidelines and has offered himself to Inter Milan, a report the La Liga side denies. Image: Giuseppe Maffia.
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Recently, MilanReports stated that Kessie was unhappy at the La Liga giants and was looking to return to Italy.

The publication further reported that Kessie had offered himself to AC Milan, but the Rossoneri were not open to the idea. Rivals Inter Milan were also said to be keen on a loan deal with an option to buy, providing that the Blaugrana pay part of his salary.

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Barcelona's responds to the rumours

Barca Universal has now shot down those rumours, claiming that Kessie is still finding his feet at the Spanish side. The Ivorian has started just five of the club's 20 games thus far, but has also missed a few due to injury.

Kessie's agent, George Atangana has previously insisted the star is very happy at Barcelona, and is still adapting to the team and their style of play.

Kessie’s agent slams unhappiness rumours

Kessie is not having the dream start at Barcelona he would have hoped for, 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 Rossoneri midfielder wants to quit the Spanish side.

Kessie’s agent, George Atangana has been asked about the speculation and reckons it’s not true, Sports Brief has reported.

Kessie snubs Messi as great

New Barcelona signing Kessie has disregarded Lionel Messi from his list of the all-time greatest footballer, despite the Argentine being a club legend.

Kessie completed a move to the Catalan giants on a free transfer, after failing to agree to a new deal with AC Milan.

The Ivory Coast international penned a four-year contract that will keep him in Spain until 2026, Sports Brief earlier reported.