There is no denying that Barca has a challenging summer ahead of them
The club is under tremendous pressure to sell some of its first-team players as La Liga requires them to cut back on some of the wage budget in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.
Franck Kessie is one of the players whose exit could aid the team in generating some much-needed income. The Ivorian has not had the best of beginnings to life in Catalonia, finding it difficult to make a name for himself as a star player for the first team under Xavi Hernandez. Due to his struggles in the first half of the season, there were even rumours that the player would leave in January, with Inter Milan being one of the interested parties. However, the player stayed at Camp Nou because Barcelona would not consider any proposals.
For both parties, that has turned out to be a sensible decision because Kessie has found redemption since the new year. The Ivorian has grasped the chance to establish himself as one of Xavi’s most dependable midfielders while Pedri is out due to injury.
Kessie’s comeback hasn’t gone unnoticed either; teams in the Premier League like Tottenham and Aston Villa are interested in hiring him. Gazzetta Dello Sport reports that it seems Inter Milan is still interested in acquiring the Ivorian. In fact, as part of their plans to strengthen their options in the centre of the park, the Italian giants are prioritising the signing of the Barcelona star.
Inter Milan thinks that Kessie is still a bench player for the Catalans despite the player’s resurgence in significance at Barcelona. They are trying to persuade the midfielder to leave Milan for Inter the following season so that he can rejoin Hakan Calhanoglu, a former colleague. However, Barcelona might not seem as willing to trade Kessie as they did in January. It will be fascinating to see if Inter can force the Catalans to sell, though, given the current economic situation.
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