Franck Kessie has outlined his dream to play for Manchester United under Jose Mourinho in future.
The AC Milan midfielder has made a name for himself over the last three seasons with impressive performances in Serie A, initially for Atalanta and now at the San Siro.
He joined the I Rossoneri last summer on a two-year loan deal that includes an obligation to buy. That hasn’t stopped him from revealing his intention to sign for Man United one day, though.
“I’d like to play for United as they’ve always been my favourite team,” Kessie revealed in a significant development in his future.
The 21-year-old has drawn interest from most of the Premier League’s top clubs, with all of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Everton and Manchester City reportedly following and tracking his progress in Italy.
They may all be interested, but Kessie has a clear desire to play at Old Trafford. As a key player already for Milan, despite his recent arrival and young age, Kessie has been better than his teammates in general this season, with Gennaro Gattuso’s side struggling.
A marauding midfielder, Kessie is developing well in Italy and it is far from improbable to expect him to be in the thoughts of United and Jose Mourinho in future years.
The Reds are looking for a new midfielder, with Belgian Marouane Fellaini expected to leave the club on a free transfer in the summer, club captain Michael Carrick set to retire and Ander Herrera’s quality diminishing since last season.
Mourinho may look for a third quality midfielder to start alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic. United have been linked to Valencia’s Carlos Soler previously, and many others, and Kessie joins the list.