Barcelona midfielder and Tottenham Hotspur target Franck Kessie prefers Premier League move over Juventus
Tottenham Hotspur target Franck Kessie would prefer a move to the Premier League over Juventus if he were to leave Barcelona this summer, according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport.
The Old Lady are keen on adding the Ivory Coast international to their ranks in the ongoing transfer window. To that end, the Blaugrana have reached a principal agreement with the Bianconeri of a loan with an obligation to buy the midfielder.
As things stand, the 26-year-old is no longer a pivotal player for the La Liga outfit. Therefore, the Spanish giants are willing to part ways with him for €15 million.
While Kessie does not prefer leaving Barcelona in the coming weeks, he realises that game time will be hard to come by at the Blaugrana. However, the midfielder will prioritise a move to England over Juventus.
A move to the English top flight entices the Ivorian. He is open to joining Spurs in that regard. Therefore, the North London side is leading the Bianconeri in the race for the 26-year-old.
Kessie has already triumphed in Italy with AC Milan, winning the Scudetto in the 2021/22 season. Then last summer, the midfielder signed for Barcelona as a free agent.
However, Xavi has an abundance of talent at his disposal in the middle of the park. As a result, the Ivorian struggled for regular minutes, starting in just seven league matches for the Catalan outfit.
Ange Postecoglou has seen the likes of Yves Bissouma, Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Giovani Lo Celso and Pape Matar Sarr play during pre-season. Tottenham’s engine room also includes the likes of Tanguy Ndombele and Rodrigo Bentancur.
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As things stand, we have plenty of depth in the middle of the park. However, in case of departures from the midfield, adding someone of Kessie’s quality to our ranks will seemingly be a wise move.