Franck Kessie has discussed his recent switch to AC Milan from Atalanta, talking about what made him decide to join the Rossoneri.
The 20-year-old joined Milan on a two year loan with obligation to buy, meaning that Kessie won’t technically be a permanent AC Milan player until the summer of 2019.
The Ivorian international reportedly turned down offers from Chelsea and Manchester United to move to the San Siro, and in talking about the switch with Dugout, he’s expressed his delight to move to the Serie A giants.
“I want to thank everybody, my agent, the team and everyone,” claimed Kessie. “I am really happy to be a part of the club.”
When asked about what it was that made him move to the club, Kessie repsonded:
“I like the project, AC Milan’s new project with a new ownership and I like this.
“I have spoken to the boss and he told me: ‘Come here and you will become a great player.'”
Kessie had been with Atalanta since 2015, and after a successful loan move to Cesena, the midfielder then began to perform well for his mother club – so much so that interest soon picked up in Kessie.
The 20-year-old managed six goals and four assists in Serie A this season, as Atalanta finished fourth in the league – two points ahead of fifth placed Lazio.