03 June 2017

7 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FRANCK KESSIE

Let's get to know better our newly signed midfielder

An important investment, with an eye to the future. AC Milan has relied upon Franck Kessie, winning the race to sign the Ivory Coast international and giving the young midfielder the opportunity to make a big step forward in his career after playing a brilliant 2016-17 campaign with Atalanta. But let's get to know this second Red and Black signing better, through these curiosities:

1- RECORD HOLDER
In 2016-17 he scored 6 goals in Serie A, becoming the youngest player ever to reach this target in the top European flights.

2- JERSEY NUMBER
With Atalanta, he wore no 19 (the same number Denis wore for four and a half years). The reason? Because he was born on 19 December 1996.

3- POSITION
Kessié started playing as centre-back, until Massimo Drago, at the time Cesena's coach in Serie B - in the 2015-16 campaign, decided to play him in midfield.

4- CALABRIA, AGAIN
With Ivory Coast, on 17 October 2013, he played against Italy, captained by Davide Calabria (and with Vido, who scored the decisive goal) in the U-17 World Cup. After being an opponent, he will now become Davide's teammate.

5- FORMER RED AND BLACK IDOL
African midfielder like him and former Red and Black from January to June 2015: we are talking about Michael Essien, the player that has inspired Franck, the new weapon in Vincenzo Montella's arsenal.

6- BOND
The player with whom he had a great bond at Atalanta? The Brazilian Rafael Toloi, another key player in Gasperini's side.

7- GOALS
On his Serie A debut - Atalanta-Lazio 3-4 - he scored a brace, finding the net also in the following two matches: the goal at Marassi against Sampdoria followed by the one against Torino.

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