Fabrizio Romano has provided a key update on Tottenham target Franck Kessie.
The Lowdown: Spurs’ pre-contract offer
Spurs have been after the Ivorian for some time, with Antonio Conte giving the green light to a deal way back in November.
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Kessie reportedly snubbed the chance to move to Tottenham in January as he wanted to see out the season in Italy, however, Fabio Paratici and co haven’t given up on bringing the 25-year-old to the club in the summer when he looks likely to be a free agent.
They have already made a ‘very powerful’ pre-contract offer but have now been joined by Barcelona in the race for his signature.
The Latest: Romano’s post
Romano took to Twitter on Thursday morning to share a significant update on Kessie. He claimed that Barcelona are offering the player a €6.5m (£5.37m) salary in a five-year deal, with Kessie now ‘tempted’ over a move to the Nou Camp.
“Barcelona are offering Franck Kessie around €6.5m net per season as guaranteed salary on a five year deal. Kessie’s understood to be tempted – Xavi’s pushing for both Franck and Andreas Christensen.”
The Verdict: Paratici needs to be quick…
It seems as if Spurs have had their eye on Kessie for a long time, with midfield an area that could do with bolstering in the summer due to the fact Conte has just four options at this moment in time, two of which are currently injured.
However, if they are to win the race for Kessie, they will need to be quick going off Romano’s latest update. Tottenham still have the chance to sign an experienced international valued at £43.2m for nothing, but time seems to be running out.
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