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Football: Soccer-Kessie joins Barcelona as free agent after leaving AC Milan

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Football: Soccer-Kessie joins Barcelona as free agent after leaving AC Milan

(Reuters) – Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie has joined Barcelona on a free switch after leaving AC Milan, the LaLiga membership introduced on Monday.

Barcelona stated Kessie has signed a contract till June 2026 and his buy-out clause could be set at 500 million euros ($522.80 million).

The 25-year-old left AC Milan on the finish of his contract in June after serving to the Italian membership win their first Serie A title in 11 years final season.

Kessie, who can contribute in assault and defence, has 58 caps for Ivory Coast.

Barcelona got here second in LaLiga final season, ending behind rivals Real Madrid.

($1 = 0.9564 euros)

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)



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