Why Kessie’s renewal has stalled and leaving on a free transfer is lucrative

Milan are now almost succumbing to losing Frank Kesey on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season, according to a report.

This morning’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) paints a grim picture of how Kessie’s renewal saga is unfolding, or rather unfolding. They start by noting that there is a new shift towards players leaving their existing clubs on a free transfer basis because there are no fees involved and they can get higher salaries and commissions as a result.

Casey joined the Rossoneri from Atalanta in 2017, but he and his agent Jorge Atangana made a €8 million net per season request for renewal while Milan, on the other hand, rose to €6 million.

They consider this a reasonable sum given the Ivorian currently stands at €2.2m per season, with Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara hoping not to lose another valuable asset for free. But the difficulties in negotiating and feelings are not positive from Casa Milan.


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