OFFICIAL: Franck Kessie Completes Milan Transfer
It is official now, Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie has signed for Milan from fellow Serie A side Atalanta. Milan have announced via their official site that they signed him on a two-year loan deal with the obligation to buy permanently.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) June 2, 2017
“Franck Kessie is a new Milan player. After undergoing medical examinations, the Ivorian midfielder has signed a contract until June 30, 2019”, the statement read.
The Rossoneri have managed to scare off the competition from Italian rivals Roma, to secure the signature of the talented midfielder. He was also linked with moves to several English sides, such as Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton and Manchester United.
Kessie, 20, has just become Milan’s fifth most expensive transfer in the club’s history, right behind Rui Costa, Filippo Inzaghi, Alessandro Nesta and Carlos Bacca. In addition, he has decided to take on the No. 19 on his jersey.