Widespread interest in Kessie, claims agent

Atalanta midfielder Frank Kessie has attracted the attention of several top English clubs, as well as Serie A heavyweights, Roma, claims his agent.

The 20-year old, who has found himself a regular starter in Gian Piero Gasperini’s side this season, has reportedly caught the attention of not only the league’s second-placed side, Roma, but also that of Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal.

“Franck is close to many clubs and close to none,” the player’s agent, George Atangana, told Rai Sport.

“I must admit that Roma have the advantage for Kessie, but we haven’t closed a deal yet because there are other top clubs interested who continue calling me.

“There are very few clubs who can afford him, though. I can confirm he’s a good lad, honest and humble. He was brought up well.

“I can’t say how much he is worth, because that is down to Atalanta. I can only say he is a complete player and everywhere you put him, he can do that role.

“There are many overseas clubs interested in him. Manchester City, where his friend Yaya Toure plays in the same role. Liverpool, where their manager Jurgen Klopp knows how to help young players develop.

“Then there’s Arsenal, whose manager is very close to French-speaking players. I have to say they are not the only Premier League clubs who are after him, as there are many more too,” Atangna added.

The young Ivorian, who plays in a defensive midfield position, has appeared in 24 matches for the Serie A outfit since returning from his loan spell at AC Cesena, scoring six goals and assisting in four more.

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