Franck Kessié celebrating a goal with AC Milan


This is how Franck Kessié plays, Barça's new 'all-terrain' midfielder

Published:4/07/2022 - 14:35h

Updated:4/07/2022 - 14:36h

FC Barcelona has announced the signing of Franck Kessié, as a free agent, who will sign until the summer of 2026. The midfielder, key in the last two years at AC Milan, arrives to reinforce the Barça midfielder

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The signing of Franck Kessié by the FC Barcelona is a reality. This Monday has confirmed that the midfield player of Ivory Coast will join to the Barcelona picture by the next four seasons, until the summer of 2026, and will have a clause of rescission of 500 million euros. It arrives to the Spotify Camp Nou to cost zero, after finish his agreement with the AC Milan after five years in Saint Siro and to be champion of the Series To, something that did not achieve the picture 'rossonero' from eleven years ago.

The paper of Kessié in the Milan champion was key. Stefano Pioli turned it into one of his more used pieces, almost always under the diagram of 4-2-3-1 for 'enhance' his fortresses and turn it into the last two years in one of the best midfield players of the Series To. In the last season participated in 39 parties, with seven goals and some assistances. It was to title in 31 opportunities and showed to be one of the pillars of the Italian group.

Since it called the attention of the Atalanta for the season 2014-2015, has gone on line ascending. In the Cesena, as yielded, despuntó like revulsivo to play like head office and adueñó of the centre of the field, showing ser a player with a lot of route and with portento physical. It cost him to give the jump to the first team of the picture of Bérgamo, where coincided with Gianpiero Gasperino that it pulió to turn into the player that is to day of today.

And it is that although it is a very physical midfield player, is not exento of technician and has characterised for dominating in both areas. Has big conditions for presionar and recover, as well as to add to the offensive thanks to his good hit. In the Barça stand out that his polivalencia can be key so that lace in the team, since it is able to play like mediocentro as of interior.

Kessié Has stood out, at least in the last season, for being a player technically very aseado, with an innate capacity to win direct duels and protect like few the balloon to drive it and add a chain of passes, but that sometime has left doubts to the hour to take decisions in key moments of the party.

Recently, the exazulgrana Yaya Touré defined it like a player that, if has confidence, can be key in the Barça in the next years. In an interview to 'Sportive World', stood out that Kessié "physically is a very powerful midfield player and think that can improve a lot still in several appearances. It is a big player and if has the confidence that had in the Milan, think that will be a big signing".

His best version, in the double pivote

Stefano Pioli commissioned to find the version more 'reliable' of Kessié in the double pivote, by the left, accompanied usually by Tonali, the one who turned into the creative midfield player that assumes the weight to carry the balloon, whereas the born in Ivory Coast is used to to keep more the position. The trainer, on the other hand, left it to a side when it used the 4-3-3, by what it will be necessary to see how fits in the system of Xavi Hernández, accustomed to use precisely to three midfield players.

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