Report: Spurs withdrew from race for midfielder after hearing contract demands

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Tottenham reportedly withdrew their interest in AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie after hearing of his excessive wage demands, according to TuttoMercatoWeb. 

The 25-year-old is set to be out of contract with the Rossoneri this summer, and Spurs reportedly attempted to bring him to North London during the January transfer window (CalcioMercato). 

However, Barcelona are said to be leading the chase for Kessie with Italian journalist Gerard Romero claiming the La Liga side struck an agreement with the midfielder earlier this week. 

TuttoMercatoWeb have now revealed that Spurs pulled out of any sort of deal due to the player’s demands for a lucrative contract. 

It goes on to state that Barcelona were the only club to have submitted an offer to sign Kessie, which was enough on its own to convince him of a move to Spain. 

Kessie has appeared 29 times for Milan this season and has scored six goals in the process (Transfermarkt). 

Spurs Web Opinion:

Kessie would be a really good option for Spurs to bring in but if his demands were really that excessive, then it is better to leave this aside. 

We may look back on this as an opportunity missed, but Spurs usually have a strict and rigid way of offering contracts, and this appears to have veered away from that. 

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