Barcelona have announced the signing of former AC Milan star  on a free transfer 

By Adegboye Oluwadunsin

Barcelona announced the signing of Franck Kessie on a free transfer. The deal was finally completed after medical last March.

The Catalans have not been able to announce him earlier because the club were unable to register the player due to Financial Fair Play restrictions, according to reports in Spain. The club had exceeded their salary cap limit.

The Ivorian International signed with Barca until the summer of 2026 and his release clause is set at 500million euros. The Midfielder will wear the Number 19 at Barca a number formerly worn by Ferran Torres. 

The midfielder signed for the rossoneri in 2017 on loan before the move was made permanent in the summer of 2019, Milan paying 33 million euros for Kessié. 

He spent five seasons with AC Milan, showing he was a complete midfielder, scoring goals, providing assists and winning balls defensively. His time at Milan ended  with the Ivory Coast international helping the club to their first Serie A title in 11 season in 2021/22.

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