Liverpool are ready to make a £22.5m offer for Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie, according to Corriere dello Sport in Italy.
Kessie has enjoyed a pretty remarkable recent run in Italy… He’s notched five goals in the top flight already this term, firing his side to an unexpected sixth spot. He’s also won ten caps for the Ivory Coast, despite still being in his teens – and is naturally touted as the heir to Yaya Toure’s throne in the national side.
Stylistically, Kessie is a physical midfielder who can drive through the middle of the park at speed. He has superb close control and technical ability, but his main asset is his strength – which belies his age.
For £22.5m, Kessie would be a bargain having seen him in action, but in Emre Can and Gini Winaldum, we have two similar midfielders already.
Juventus are also interested in the Ivory Coast international.