- Barcelona legend Lionel Messi did not make the cut in four of Franck Kessie’s greatest players of all time to ever grace the pitch
- Kessie instead showed he has some immense love for his nation by picking Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure and Boubacar Barry
- The 25-year-old joined Barcelona on a free transfer from Italian giants AC Milan in the summer transfer market
New Barcelona signing Franck Kessie has discarded club legend Lionel Messi in his all-time greatest footballers.
Kessie completed a move to the Catalan giants on a free transfer after failing to agree to a new deal with AC Milan.
The Ivory Coast international penned a four-year contract that will keep him in Spain until 2026.
Kessie is expected to play a key part in Xavi Hernandez’s revolution and rebuild at Barcelona. The Ivory Coast international once said that he is not afraid of running and putting in the work on the pitch.
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Sharing his opinion on whom he believes are his four favourite football players ever, the 25-year-old came up with quite an extraordinary pick.
While other new signings usually mention players like Carles Puyol, Andres Iniesta or Lionel Messi in their rankings, Kessie shows he has some immense love for his nation.
“Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure and Boubacar Barry are my favourite football legends,” he told Barca TV.
Messi is regarded by many football faithfuls as the greatest player to feature fir Bareclona.
The Argentine captain spent 20 years at the Camp Nou after arriving from his native country as a teenager.
He went on to become the club’s record appearance holder and top scorer, scoring 672 times in 778 games.
Franck Kessie Wants to Replicate Yaya Toure’s Success at Barcelona
Meanwhile, Franck Kessie has set his targets early on at his new club. The midfielder was officially unveiled by Barcelona’s President Joan Laporta.
Kessie quipped that he would like to follow in the footsteps of Yaya Toure, a Barcelona legend. Toure also comes from Ivory Coast, the same country that Kessie represents internationally.
Football Espana reports that Kessie mentioned outrightly that he adored Toure, who has since retired.
Franck Kessie explains that he is not afraid of running and working hard
Sports Brief had earlier reported that some past comments that Barcelona’s new signing Franck Kessie made would definitely excite his new fan base.
Kessie completed a move to Barcelona after failing to agree to a new deal with AC Milan. He has penned a four-year contract in Spain and will be unveiled officially on Wednesday, July 6th.
He is expected to play a key part in Xavi Hernandez’s revolution and rebuild at Barcelona. The Ivory Coast international once said that he is not afraid of running and putting in the work on the pitch.
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Publish date : 2022-08-06 14:51:33