Franck Kessie responds to transfer speculation over his Barcelona future

After a difficult start to his Barcelona career, Franck Kessie has flourished since being given his opportunity by Xavi Hernandez in the starting eleven.

The Ivorian international has hailed as a top signing when he joined last summer from AC Milan on a free transfer, but he struggled to adapt to life at Barcelona in the first few months of his time in Catalonia.

After those initial teething problems, Kessie now believes that he is playing his best football at the club, as per MD.

“Every player wants to play and when you do, you feel very happy. When you play, you have to give everything for the team, from the first to the last minute, and that’s what I try to do.”

Kessie’s struggles earlier in the season led to speculation over his future at the club, despite having only joined in July. A swap with Inter Milan, who would see Marcelo Brozovic join Barcelona and Kessie head to the Nerazzurri, was reported, but the player himself doesn’t want to leave Barca.

“When you hear your name in another country, it means that you have proven everything there. That’s the first thing you have to see. That’s why I’m happy because many teams wanted me in Italy, but here I have signed a four-year contract and I am a Barca player.

“I have only been here for one season and I see myself here for many years.”

Kessie will hope to help Barcelona to a domestic treble this season, with the Blaugrana is an excellent position to secure both the La Liga and Copa del Rey titles.

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