It’s official. Franck Kessié is a new player for Al-Ahli from Saudi Arabia. With this sale, Barcelona receives around 15 million euros for a player who arrived for free precisely one year ago. Therefore, the Barça club will receive the total amount of money as surplus value, which will allow it to go to the transfer market with the aim of continuing to strengthen the squad.
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FC Barcelona and Al Ahli SC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Franck Kessie
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) August 9, 2023
The Ivorian player realized in the preseason that his role was going to be residual within the squad this year. The former Milan player only played 45 minutes in the first friendly against Arsenal and then never dressed in shorts again. For this reason, the African player understood that he had to leave the team where he landed a year ago.
First of all, the midfielder received an offer from Al-Nassr, but his agent turned it down in order to get a better contract. And that came from Al-Ahli, where he offers him a three-year contract at a rate of about 20 million net for each season. Almost nothing. The footballer will see the salary he received this season with Barcelona triple.
With the departure of Kessié, Barcelona takes a very forward step in the economic aspect. The Barcelona team will enter all the money from the sale (between 15 and 20 million euros) which will go towards the registration of new signings, as well as others such as Araujo or Sergi Roberto. In addition, the club will be able to go to the transfer market to continue giving Xavi Hernández a squad to fight for all the titles. Barça saves one of the highest chips in the first team which, added to the transfer of Dembélé, will give them great room for maneuver before the start of the League next Sunday against Getafe.
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