Speaking to Football Insider, former Premier League goalkeeper and Sky Sports pundit Paul Robinson has been left thrilled by a Tottenham Hotspur transfer development involving AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.
The Lowdown: Spurs set for ‘lucrative’ offer…
As per a recent update by American news giant ESPN, Tottenham are now set to make a ‘lucrative’ pre-contract offer to sign the Ivorian with a view to a free transfer in the summer.
The 25-year-old is out of contract at the San Siro at the end of this season, meaning he can negotiate formal agreements with overseas clubs to sign for them once his deal expires.
Tottenham are major contenders to sign the Milan star as Fabio Paratici now allegedly eyes a bumper proposal.
The Latest: Robinson thrilled…
Speaking to FI, ex-Tottenham shot stopper Robinson has been left thrilled by this news, claiming he is a ‘hell of a player’ and would undoubtedly add ‘quality’ to Antonio Conte’s squad.
“Conte knows a lot about him from his time at Inter Milan,” the ex-Three Lions international explained.
“Can they get him on a pre-contract ahead of the summer? I hope so.
“It would be a hell of a player to get in early. He is the type of player Spurs need to be looking at in January. A top player who is out of contract in the summer.
“They could get a deal done for him now or if not they can line it up for the summer.
“Kessie is a player Conte knows well and he’d undoubtedly add quality to the squad.”
The Verdict: Get it done…
Thriving in a more attacking role under manager Stefano Pioli in recent seasons, Kessie could add that much-needed midfield creativity for Conte for a zero cost transfer fee if they can bring him in on a pre-contract.
Bagging 19 goals and seven assists since the start of 2020/2021, the 52-cap star possesses real threat in the final third and is still only 25-years-old – coming with real sell-on value and a long shelf life.
Valued at £43.2 million by Transfermarkt, it’s safe to say Spurs would be striking a real bargain by signing Kessie for nothing.
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