- Barcelona legend Lionel Messi didn’t make the cut in four of Franck Kessie’s greatest players of all time to ever grace the pitch
- Kessie instead showed that he has immense love for his nation by choosing Didier Drogba, Yaya Touré, Kolo Touré and Boubacar Barry.
- The 25-year-old joined Barcelona on a free transfer from Italian giants AC Milan in the summer transfer market
Barcelona’s new signing, Franck Kessie, has dismissed club legend Lionel Messi among his greatest footballers of all time.
Kessie has moved to the Catalan giants on a free transfer after failing to agree a new deal with AC Milan.
The Ivory Coast international has signed a four-year contract which will keep him in Spain until 2026.
Kessie is expected to play a key role in Xavi Hernandez’s revolution and rebuild at Barcelona. The Ivory Coast international once said he was not afraid to run and work on the pitch.
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Sharing his opinion on who he thinks his four favorite football players are, the 25-year-old came up with a pretty extraordinary choice.
While other new signings usually list players like Carles Puyol, Andres Iniesta or Lionel Messi in their rankings, Kessie shows he has immense love for his nation.
“Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure and Boubacar Barry are my favorite football legends,” he told Barca TV.
Messi is considered by many footballing faithful to be the greatest player to feature for Bareclona.
The Argentina captain spent 20 years at Camp Nou after arriving from his native country as a teenager.
He became the club’s record appearance holder and top scorer, scoring 672 times in 778 games.
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Meanwhile, Franck Kessie set his goals early on at his new club. The midfielder was officially unveiled by Barcelona president Joan Laporta.
Kessie joked that he would love to follow in the footsteps of Yaya Toure, a Barcelona legend. Touré also hails from Ivory Coast, the same country Kessie represents internationally.
Football Espana report that Kessie bluntly mentioned that he adores Toure, who has since retired.
Franck Kessie says he’s not afraid to run and work hard
sports briefs previously reported that some past comments from Barcelona’s new signing Franck Kessie would certainly excite his new fan base.
Kessie has moved to Barcelona after failing to agree a new deal with AC Milan. He has signed a four-year contract in Spain and will be officially revealed on Wednesday July 6.
He is expected to play a key role in Xavi Hernandez’s revolution and rebuild at Barcelona. The Ivory Coast international once said he was not afraid to run and work on the pitch.