Liverpool are in need of investment in the midfield this summer. Jürgen Klopp has lost a key star and a couple of others are getting on in years. Liverpool signing Franck Kessie would kill two birds with one stone.
Liverpool linked with Franck Kessie
This week has seen reports from Italy which should have Kopites excited.
Gazzetta Dello Sport has claimed that Liverpool want Franck Kessie.
The Ivorian midfielder is a key star at AC Milan.
Last season he netted 13 goals in the league from defensive midfield, he also bagged four assists.
The 24-year-old is currently in the final year of his deal with the Serie A giants and in the midst of a contract standoff which could see him leave for much cheaper than the £43m previously quoted for his services.
Given his age and the level he’s playing at he is a future superstar, he won’t hit his peak for another three or four years at least.
Liverpool issues in midfield
This summer Liverpool lost Gini Wijnaldum to PSG on a free transfer.
The Dutchman played nigh on every Premier League game during his five-year stint at Anfield.
His departure is one which will be felt keenly in terms of the value he brought on the pitch but also his influence in the dressing room.
Furthermore, the club are allegedly struggling to sort a new contract out with Jordan Henderson.
The skipper is in the final two years of his deal and there is now great uncertainty around the 31-year-old’s future.
Two birds one stone
Liverpool signing Franck Kessie could see the Reds kill two birds with one stone.
Jordan Henderson’s injury record is worsening as he enters his 30s and his contract situation isn’t encouraging.
Meanwhile we’re missing the work rate of Gini Wijnaldum in the middle.
At just 24-years-old we could see Kessie replace both players in the side for the years to come.
The Ivorian contributed more goals for Milan from defensive midfield than Hendo and Gini combined last season.
According to Transfermarkt he’s missed just one game due to injury during his time in Milan and that was when he was out for four days in 2019.
This man could do it all for us and given his contract situation he could do it at a snip.