The agency that represents Franck Kessie, Ambition Group Sport Management, has ruled out the chances of the midfielder leaving Barcelona in the summer.

After struggling for game time in the first half of the campaign following his switch to Barca last summer, Kessie has been getting regular minutes under his belt over the last few months.


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However, reports linking the midfielder with a move to North London have not dissipated, with suggesting last month that the Lilywhites were leading the race for the player’s signature.

This was followed up by a report in Sport at the start of March, which claimed that Spurs might not find it easy to lure Kessie away from Camp Nou and suggested that it might take a ‘very dizzying offer’ to convince the Catalan giants to sell the player.

However, Mundo Deportivo claimed just last week that Tottenham remain determined to snap up the former AC Milan man when the transfer window opens in the summer.

Ambition Group Sport Management have now dismissed the speculation linking the Ivorian with a move away from the La Liga club as ‘fake’ news.

The agency said (23/03/23 – FC Inter News and Sport Witness): “Although the agent has denied a possible transfer of Kessie, despite the Barcelona management has denied a possible transfer of Kessie and, among other things, affirming his importance in the team, despite the fact that Kessie himself has recently released an interview where he says his desire to play in Barcelona for a long time, certain fake and ridiculous news is starting to get annoying. 

“So we want to be very clear about that. The possibility that Kessie may leave Barcelona in the next transfer market is the same as hoping that a Snake may suddenly have legs next summer. 

“It’s the world upside down..! Kessie plays, plays wonderfully well, scores goals, enters Barca history by signing goal No. 3000 and someone finds the courage to divulge delusional information. To our dear spreader of false information @corrieredellosport … we have decided to distrust you.”

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Even if Kessie himself might be keen on remaining at Barca, the Catalan giants might decide to cash in on him in order to fund moves for Xavi’s top summer targets, given their financial situation.

So, I believe there remains a decent chance that the Ivorian will leave Nou Camp this summer.

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