Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a lot of midfielders over the last few transfer windows. The likes of Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele have had their fair share of injury problems, and if links from TuttoMercatoWeb are genuine and Franck Kessie could be joining the club, then fans would be happy to let Wanyama and Dembele walk.
#thfc are interested in signing AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, who the Italian club may be forced to sell at around €40M should they fail to secure @ChampionsLeague qualification. [TuttoMercatoWeb]
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) January 2, 2019
Franck Kessie, according to the TuttoMercatoWeb article, is desperate to play Champions League football. The Ivorian is currently on a two-year loan at AC Milan from Atalanta, but the Rossoneri have an obligation to buy the midfielder at the end of that loan this summer, which is what is sparking these rumours. Kessie and co finished 6th last season with Milan, and are currently 5th, looking likely to miss out on Champions League football.
Meanwhile, in North London, the Lilywhites look set to finish inside the top four for their 4th straight season, meaning that they will be given a seat at Europe’s top footballing table once again. That could be what persuades Kessie to leave the Serie A for the Premier League, and with an impressive highlight reel of performances in Italy, he could be a tidy addition to Mauricio Pochettino’s young squad.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on Kessie here:
— Danny Shittu [LMcK] (@szechuancereaI1) January 2, 2019
Hes the only decent player when I watch ac Milan (which infairness is rare)
— Musa (@Musathfc) January 2, 2019
Would be a brilliant signing
— OnomahIsABaller (@SpursD22) January 2, 2019
Yess he is a beast
— Bido Shalaby (@BidoShalaby92) January 2, 2019
Wow，40m for him is a bargain buy nowadays…
— ckc (@alsckc) January 2, 2019
Looked at him when he was a Atalanta,could be a decent signing #thfc
— Daz Smith (@TopChefDarren) January 2, 2019
I guess Wanyama is going the other way…
— Periodization_Analytics (@Rovazzz) January 2, 2019
— SPURSinGIFs2 (@SPURSinGIFs2) January 2, 2019
The Lilywhites seem keen on a swoop for Kessie, and the Ivorian is certainly one who’ll bring some bite to the club’s midfield.
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