The 19-year-old midfielder is probably the most interesting prospects in Serie A this season and has stunned many top clubs around Europe with six goals and two assists in the opening 14 games of the season. The Ivorian midfielder who will feature for his national team during the January’s African Cup of Nations, is also being scouted by Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool.
Juventus’ DS Fabio Paratici, however, is a long time admirer of Kessié and according to the aforementioned report he met representatives of Atalanta yesterday in Milan after that the player had given the green light to move to the J Stadium.
Atalanta have informed Juventus that they are not going to listen to offers below € 20 million. The Old Lady, however, will try to lower the player’s price-tag signing Kessié in January and leaving the 19-year-old promise out on loan at his current club until the end of the season to help him gain some more Serie A experience given that this is his first top flight season.
Juventus and Atalanta are in talks to find economic agreement, but Juventus have now jumped to the front of the queue to sign the talented Serie A starlet.
Lorenzo Bettoni @lorebetto