Club legend urges midfielder to stay amidst reports of Spurs contract offer

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Fabio Paratici
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AC Milan legend Massimo Ambrosini has admitted the Rossoneri will find it very difficult to replace Tottenham target Franck Kessie if he leaves the club.

Kessie was rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar during the summer but the transfer did not materialise before the window slammed shut.

However, there remains a question mark over the midfielder’s future at Milan as he is now into the final year of his contract. 

Reports indicate that Tottenham are interested in snapping up the Ivory Coast international on a free transfer next summer. 

Sources from Italy have also indicated that contract talks between AC Milan and Kessie have now stalled and that Spurs are prepared to offer the midfielder a £130,000-a-week contract, an offer the Serie A giants have not been able to match so far.

Ambrosini has now weighed in on the 24-year-old’s future, urging him to stay in Milan and become a leader of the side rather than moving for the sake of a bigger contract.

The former Milan midfielder told CalcioMercato: “A player has to compromise to marry a project. 

“I don’t know what it should be. I advise him to continue playing here, as a leader. He is not far from [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic for consideration.

“He is hardly replaceable in terms of leadership. Over time, he has acquired charisma. 

“You can aspire to something important on an economic level, but it is also true that this club that faces the Champions League has less charm than a few.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

I would rate Kessie among the top five box-to-box midfielders in Europan football. Perhaps I am being too pessimistic but I do not see why he will join Spurs next summer, particularly given that we look extremely unlikely to get back into the Champions League.

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