Massimo Ambrosini warns Franck Kessie he ought to reconsider leaving Milan as a free agent for Tottenham or Manchester United, because ‘these clubs aren’t of a higher level’ than the Rossoneri.
The Ivory Coast international will be a free agent in June 2022 and seems ready to walk away as a free agent.
His agent has so far failed to work out a deal for an extension, rejecting the €6m per season salary on offer and demanding at least €8m instead.
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United seem to be the favourites for Kessie, so former Milan star and current Sky Sport Italia pundit Massimo Ambrosini had his say in La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I have every respect for the professional decisions of fellow players. All I can say is that these clubs who can offer a higher salary aren’t of a higher level than Milan,” said Ambrosini.
“The chance to bring home €8m rather than €6m should not be the priority if you are happy otherwise where you already are.
“He shouldn’t think of Milan as a club of a secondary level.”
Milan are currently second in Serie A, which is also where they finished last season, and made their return to the Champions League this term for the first time in seven years.
Tottenham are now fifth in the Premier League, albeit with games in hand under new coach Antonio Conte, with Manchester United all the way down in seventh place.
Kessie is a 25-year-old who came up through the Atalanta youth academy and so far this season has scored five goals with one assist in 21 appearances between Serie A and the Champions League.
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