There are reports of Juventus showing interest in signing Franck Kessie from Barcelona. The Ivory Coast international has been a target for the Italian club, and the deal seems to be picking up pace.
Juventus Pursuing Franck Kessie from Barcelona
Juventus has expressed significant interest in Franck Kessie, the talented midfielder from Barcelona. While Kessie initially preferred to stay with Barcelona, he is considering his options in both the Saudi Arabian League and Serie A. After the pre-season, he is expected to make his final decision.
Juventus is accelerating its efforts to meet with Barcelona officials in the USA. The Italian club aims to finalize the signing of Kessie as soon as possible. Manager Massimiliano Allegri views Kessie as a crucial addition to the team.
Initially, Juventus focused on a loan deal, but now they are open to a permanent transfer, paying the fee in instalments. Barcelona has set a €15 million price tag on Kessie’s services. Considering Juventus’ economic situation, whether they will meet this figure remains to be seen.
Convincing Kessie to Join Juventus
The ball is in Juventus’ court to persuade Kessie to join their project. To do so, they plan to offer him a contract matching his current one at Barcelona. Additionally, they promise him a prominent role in the team.
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The departure of Arthur Melo has created space for Kessie on the Juventus roster.
Barcelona is in urgent need of a significant sale. If Kessie departs, it could pave the way for Bernardo Silva or Joao Felix to join Xavi’s squad. However, the club might also be compelled to sell either Raphinha or Ferran Torres to balance the books.
Another intriguing possibility for Barcelona is a swap deal involving Federico Chiesa and Kessie. Nevertheless, given Chiesa’s higher market value, Barcelona may need to pay an additional sum to make this exchange happen.
The pursuit of Franck Kessie by Juventus is gaining momentum. The Italian club is determined to secure the midfielder’s services and is willing to explore loan and permanent transfer options. As the negotiations progress, how the situation unfolds remains to be seen.