Milan Close to Coming to Terms with Franck Kessié on New Contract

Milan met yesterday with Frank Kessié’s agent in Bologna to discuss the extension. The two parties have not finalized the agreement, but everything is progressing well. They are likely to put pen-to-paper once the midfielder will be back from the Olympics, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The player wants to stay and announced it publicly before international duties. His representative George Atangana confirmed it during the summit with director Frederic Massara. Milan will make a financial effort to satisfy his monetary requests.

Kessié has only a year left on his current contract. He will triple his wages from €2.2M to €6M annually, including bonuses. After what happened with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu, Milan wanted to avoid losing another star for nothing. In this case, the will of the midfielder helped them out.

According to SportMediaset, the Rossoneri never worried about Kessié’s future. However, his next deal is might not be a long-term one, as the expiration date could be pushed only to 2023. He has drawn limited interest in the summer window because his future did not appear in doubt.

Cote d’Ivoire will face Spain in the Olympics’ Quarter-Finals tomorrow morning. Kessié and his teammates got one win and two draws in the group stage. They finished second behind Brazil, eliminating Germany and Saudi Arabia. He will get a major payday once his Japanese stay will be over. Milan will profusely reward him for his most productive season yet, as he tallied 13 goals and six assists in 2020-2021.