According to journalist Alessandro Jacobone, Tottenham managing director Fabio Paratici is eager to sign Franck Kessie on a free transfer.
The Lowdown: Down to the wire
There is now just over a week left of the transfer window, so there is not too much time for the north London outfit to get more business done.
The Latest: Spurs eye Kessie
As per Jacobone on Twitter, Spurs are interested in signing AC Milan midfielder Kessie on a free transfer.
They are set to offer the Ivory Coast international €40m (£34.3m) across five years – £6.86m every 12 months – which would make him the second highest-paid player at the club after Harry Kane (salarysport.com).
The Verdict: Top talent
Kessie is a top talent. Since transferring to Milan from Atalanta, the 24-year-old has made 180 appearances, scoring 30 goals and providing a further 15 assists. He netted 13 times last season in Serie A alone, his best return to date (Transfermarkt).
Former Rossoneri manager Vincenzo Montella previously called him an “extraordinary” player (goal.com), while ex-Milan striker Antonio Cassano compared him to Ivorian compatriot Yaya Toure (sempremilan.com) due to his profound midfield impact.
Would you like to sign Franck Kessie?
If the 24-year-old comes on a free transfer, he would be a fantastic arrival for Nuno Espirito Santo in the middle of the park. Naturally, a player of his quality and available for free will surely attract more interest, so Daniel Levy must make a move as quickly as possible to avoid any late competition for him.
In other news, Tottenham also want to sign this World Cup finalist.
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