Gds: The strategy of Milan to keep Kessie

AC Milan have made an important offer to convince Franck Kessie to stay. His current deal expires in 2022.

The season is now over and AC Milan can concentrate on contract renewals. With Donnarumma gone, the absolute priority of the Rossoneri is the contract extension of Franck Kessie whose current deal expires in June 2022.

Paolo Maldini, Frederic Massara and Ivan Gazidis have clear ideas. The Ivorian midfielder must stay, he is a pillar of the team and there is the will to rely on his services for the future. Franck too has expressed his desire to continue with the Rossoneri. The basis of the negotiation are there and the management is optimistic about finding an agreement.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that AC Milan want to tie down Kessie with a five-year contract, therefore expiring in June 2026. Talks with his agent George Atangana have been going on for a while.

While the contract length is not a problem the club and the player have differences on the economic part. In recent months, the Rossoneri proposed a base salary of 3 million euros per season rising yearly. Subsequently, the offer was revised and the new offer stands at 4 million per year, plus bonuses. There is still some distance, given that agent George Atangana’s is demanding 5-6 million per year. However, there is time to reach a satisfactory agreement.

AC Milan remain confident that Kessie will sign a new contract especially now that the Rossoneri will play in Champions League next season. Maldini, Massara and Gazidis absolutely do not want to lose the 24-year-old Ivorian midfielder, who has attracted the attention of several important European clubs.

Last season Franck Kessie established himself as one of the best midfielders in Serie A scoring 13 goals and assisting 6 in 37 appearances. He also performed well in the Europa League. The Champions League can allow him to make a further leap in quality and eventually become one of the best in Europe in his role.

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