Franck Kessie is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Barcelona and the Ivory Coast national team. Franck Kessie is an outstanding midfielder who can easily keep possession of the ball for a longer duration of time as well as can provide precise passes to the forwards.
He made 103 appearances for AC Milan in which he even scored 23 goals before making a big move to La Liga club FC Barcelona in 2022. He has won Serie A title with AC Milan and La Liga title with FC Barcelona so far in his career. After spending a successful season at Barca, the Ivorian midfielder has decided to move to the Saudi Pro League club Al-Ahli. Verbal agreement finally reached with Barcelona for fee around €15m. Curious to know more details about this massive and surprising move by Franck Kessie? Let’s get to know more about it.
Why is Franck Kessie joining Al-Ahli?
Franck Kessie played the whole 2022/23 season at FC Barcelona and won the league and domestic cup with the Catalan club in the very first season of his arrival. Despite all the success, Franck Kessie has decided to move to Saudi Arabia club Al-Ahli. It is a beneficial move for Kessie as he will be earning a great amount of money while playing for the Saudi club. At Barca due to their economical instability, the player was not able to earn a significant amount that would suit his reputation and his performance but still, he decided to take a cut in his salary to join FC Barcelona.
Saudi Arabia has been very active in the on going summer transfer window as they have been able to attract many great players from Europe to join the club of their league. It all started with Cristiano Ronaldo joining Al-Nassr last year and now names like Karim Benzema, N’golo Kante, Jordan Henderson, Riyad Mahrez, Ruben Neves, and many more have joined the Saudi Pro League. Kessie has also decided to join these players and experience a new life in this emerging league in Saudi Arabia.
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