African players abroad Barcelona Confirms The Signing Ivorian Midfielder, Kessie

Franck Yannick Kessie and Barcelona have come to terms with the player to join Barça following the expiration of his contract with AC Milan.

The player agreed to a contract that will last until June 30, 2026, with a buyout clause of 500 million euros.

The Ivorian, who was part of the Elephants squad at the 2022 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations become the second Ivorian to play for Barcelona after Yaya Toure .

He will be officially unveiled to the Barcelona supporters on Wednesday, July 6.

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On December 19, 1996, in the Ivory Coast city of Ouragahio, Franck Kessie was born. The midfielder began his professional career in his native country at Stella Club d’Adjame before relocating to Italy in 2014 to join Atalanta.

Kessie began his career with the club’s development levels in Bergamo, and he quickly made the transition to the professional level with a loan move to Serie B outfit Cesena.

The Ivorian made his Serie A debut in midfield and played center back for the Emilia Romagna club, impressing new Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini enough to lure him back to Bergamo.

Kessie has since developed into an essential first team player.

On December 19, 1996, in the Ivory Coast city of Ouragahio, Franck Kessie was born. The midfielder began his professional career in his native country at Stella Club d’Adjame before relocating to Italy in 2014 to join Atalanta.

Kessie began his career with the club’s development levels in Bergamo, and he quickly made the transition to the professional level with a loan move to Serie B outfit Cesena.

The Ivorian made his Serie A debut in midfield and played center back for the Emilia Romagna club, impressing new Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini enough to lure him back to Bergamo.

Kessie has since developed into an essential first team player.

Kessie proved to be a complete midfielder over his five seasons with AC Milan, scoring goals, dishing out assists, and putting in a lot of defensive effort.
His career at Milan came to a successful conclusion as the Ivory Coast international led the team to its first Serie A championship in 11 seasons in 2021–2022.

A player who contributes both offensively and defensively is Franck Kessie.

The African midfielder, who can recover possession of the ball in midfield, also boasts remarkable goal-scoring statistics, in part because of his propensity for making runs toward the goal.


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Henry Usiayo is a reporter who has a flair for sports and he currently write sports articles for Africa Top Sports.

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