Wolves have made another offer to AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The newspaper believes the club are moving towards sealing a deal for the 22-year-old after their summer attempts were ruined at the eleventh hour.
On Thursday morning, the paper ran the story that Kessie ‘has an offer from the usual Wolverhampton’ (report via Sport Witness) and it seems this is more of an offer of personal terms rather than contact with AC Milan.
Earlier this month, it was reported by the same outlet that Milan may be willing to let the defensive midfielder go in January if Wolves came in with the right money.
The money Wolves would need to stump up isn’t included in the report, and Corriere Dello Sport claimed the Ivorian wasn’t too keen on a move to Wolverhampton in the summer, anyway.
If the reports that Milan are eyeing up a replacement are true, then the stars seem to be aligning for Wolves to finally get their man, although it may not be down to the clubs, given his previous reported reluctance to move to the Black Country.
With the Ivorian boasting some decent experience in terms of playing for a team the stature of Milan, as well as the Ivory Coast, Kessie could be a good fit to help pad out a squad battling on two fronts. Furthermore, the former Atalanta ace has so far made 1 key pass per game (per WhoScored) and only two players in the Wolves squad are averaging more – with only one of those in midfield – so could potentially help the team in terms of creativity from the engine room. Indeed, no central midfielder is averaging more dribbles per game (0.9), so he does certainly look as if he could make an attacking impact.
Wolves fans, who do you think your club should sign in January?
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