Franck Kessié’s future at FC Barcelona has taken an unexpected turn, since the Ivorian midfielder would be willing to leave the Catalan club. The pressure from the Blaugrana team, which has made it clear that the player is not part of Xavi’s plans for the future, seems to be having an effect on Kessié’s decision.
Despite having only been at Barcelona for a year, Kessié would be disappointed with the treatment he received and the situation surrounding his continuity. At the time, the fact that Xavi insisted on signing him was key for the Ivorian to join the team, but that relationship has changed drastically.
Franck Kessié, open to leaving FC Barcelona
The relationship between Kessié and Xavi has reached its nadir, prompting the former AC Milan midfielder to seriously consider options for his future for the first time since the transfer window began. It should be remembered that a few weeks ago, the player rejected the option of going to Saudi Arabia.
Juventus’ interest in Kessié is evident, and the club’s new sports director, Cristiano Giuntoli, considers him an important player for the Bianconero project. It is not the first time that the Italian team has shown interest in the Ivorian, since they had also wanted him when Giuntoli was in Naples.
Although Juventus and Barcelona have been in talks regarding Kessié, one key theme emerges: the player’s priority is not Serie A. Kessié is keen to try his luck in the Premier League, where he will surely have no shortage of tempting offers. Despite this, Juventus will continue to try, and Giuntoli’s persistence could influence Kessié’s final decision.
What is certain is that for the first time, Franck Kessié is seriously considering leaving FC Barcelona. The Catalan club has valued the player in a range of between 20 and 25 million euros, with the possibility of a loan formula with a purchase option. Now, the road to the Premier League could heat up soon, or even surprising offers could emerge from other destinations for the African midfielder.
The future of Franck Kessié becomes increasingly uncertain, and it will be necessary to be attentive to how the negotiations between FC Barcelona, Juventus and other possible interested parties develop. The Premier League seems to be the dream of the Ivorian, but the transfer market always holds surprises, and everything can change in a matter of days.