AC Milan star Franck Kessie has taken to social media on Friday, to bid an emotional farewell to all associated with the club.
It has of course long been common knowledge that all-action midfielder Kessie’s time at the San Siro is primed to come to a close at the end of the month.
This comes with the Ivorian international having opted against putting pen to paper on a new contract in Milan, to instead take his talents to Spain.
Kessie’s next landing spot? La Liga heavyweights Barcelona.
As confirmed by a host of reliable sources, the 25-year-old earlier this year committed to a pre-contract agreement with the Blaugrana, set to tie him to the Catalan capital through the summer of 2026.
Here we go. After verbal agreement reached days ago, Franck Kessié has signed as new Barcelona player until June 2026 – it’s gonna be four year deal, he joins as free agent from AC Milan. 🔵🔴 #FCB
Kessié will receive €6.5m net salary plus add-ons. Medical already completed. pic.twitter.com/9kFCIPJXn5
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 22, 2022
And now, as alluded to above, Kessie has for the first time made public his intention to bid AC Milan farewell.
In a post on his official Instagram account, the ex-Atalanta talent sent a personal message to all associated with the Rossoneri, first taking the time to celebrate the club’s first Scudetto triumph in over a decade:
“After five years, I couldn’t hope to end this great experience in a better way!”
“[It is] a unique emotion – we are champions of Italy!”
And, from here, Kessie went on to reveal his pride at having donned the colours of such a historic club, concluding that:
”[I am] proud to have worn this glorious jersey and to have shared this journey with fantastic companions! Thanks for everything! Thank you all!”
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This article was edited by Josh Barker.