‘I’m happy to join the biggest club in the world’ – New Barca signing says

Franck Kessie
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Barcelona confirmed on Monday that the club had agreed to sign midfielder Franck Kessie on a free transfer following his release from AC Milan.

Kessie was officially presented as a Barcelona player on Wednesday, having completed a medical at the club’s training ground before signing on a deal until June 2026.

Kessie has signed a four-year contract with Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Franck Kessie has said that he is happy to have joined Barcelona, calling the club “the greatest club in the world”.

“There aren’t many players who could say no to Barca, it’s the greatest club in the world. I am really looking forward to starting training and meeting all my new teammates,” Kessie said at his unveiling.

“I am ready to do what the coach needs. I consider myself a midfielder, but I’ll play in whatever position he wants.”

Barcelona president Joan Laporta also welcomed Kessie at his unveiling, and called the Ivory Coast international “a great professional”.

“Welcome, Kessie,” Laporta said at the presentation.

“I’m very happy to sign this player. He’s a great professional and he has always wanted to come to Barcelona. I also want to thank his representative and his family. The coach wanted him to strengthen the team.”