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‘No better way to say goodbye than Scudetto’: Kessie to leave AC Milan

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Serie A – AC Milan v Empoli – San Siro, Milan, Italy – March 12, 2022 AC Milan’s Franck Kessie REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

(Reuters) – Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie said on Wednesday he will leave AC Milan when his contract expires next month.

Kessie has been heavily linked with a move to Spanish side Barcelona in the close season after helping Milan win their first Serie A title in 11 years this term, which they sealed with a 3-0 victory at Sassuolo at the weekend.

“There are really strong emotions,” Kessie told Canal + Sport Africa. “It has been five very important years where I have embraced a project.

“It is my last month of contract here, but in these five years we have managed to return to the Champions League and win the Scudetto. I did what they bought me for and I think there is no better way to say goodbye.”

Kessie, who arrived in Italy in 2015 when signing for Atalanta, scored six Serie A goals in 31 games this term, including the final goal of their season at Sassuolo.

(Reporting by Peter Hall; Editing by Toby Davis)