Barcelona and Al-Ahli reach agreement over €15m deal for Romano

Barcelona and Al-Ahli reach agreement over €15m deal for Romano

Barcelona, a professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and Al-Ahli, a professional football club based in Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have reached a verbal agreement over the €15 million transfer of Franck Kessie, an Ivorian professional footballer. According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona and Al-Ahli checked the documents before signing the deal for the midfielder. 

Franck Yannick Kessie, an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Barcelona and the Ivory Coast national team, was reluctant to leave Barcelona this summer. Now, there is an agreement between Barcelona and Al-Ahli. Reportedly, Kessie also agreed on personal terms over a three-year contract until 2026. According to sources and some media reports, Kessie can get around €20 million per season at the Saudi Pro League outfit. 

Saudi Arabian side Al Ahli was showing interest in the 26-year-old. Earlier, Barcelona and Al-Ahli were unable to reach an agreement on a deal. Later on, they again started talks to finalise the deal. Now, the midfielder is set to join the Saudi club.

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Earlier, the Saudi club signed Riyad Mahrez, Roberto Firmino, Edouard Mendy, and Allan Saint-Maximin. In late July, Riyad Mahrez took part in his first training session with the team in Austria. He was signed on a deal worth 35 million euros with five million extra in add-ons. After joining the club, he said, “To Al-Ahli fans, I am here for you guys. I am very excited and happy to be part of this great club.”

Matthias Jaissle, a German professional football manager, also joined the FC as the manager. He thanked the Saudi club for hiring him. Recently, Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club said it wanted to sign Sofyan Amrabat, a popular footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Serie A club Fiorentina.



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