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One of Tottenham Hotspur’s reported transfer targets has just launched a masterclass display amid speculation about its future.
A month ago, the north London team became linked to a move for AC Milan powerhouse Frank Kessie, according to Calciomercato.it.
They claimed that José Mourinho was mulling over a move for the 24-year-old midfielder, although Serie A leaders would not let him start cheaply with a fee in the region of 50 million euros (45 million pounds) mentioned.
Kessie was in action Wednesday night as the Spurs waited to see who they would face in the Carabao Cup and despite being beaten, the box-to-box beast put up an impressive performance.
The Rossoneri were beaten 3-1 by defending champions Juventus at the San Siro, although the Ivorian midfielder was arguably their best player.
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He played the full 90 minutes, making 43 of his 46 passes (93% accurate), including a 100% hit rate on his long shots and only lost possession five times of 59 touches, via SofaScore.
It’s quite a feat considering he faced players like Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Paulo Dybala.
Kessie also made three tackles, two interceptions and two punts as he continued his strong start to the 2020/21 campaign.
In fact, the 44-cap The international has enjoyed a phenomenal season thus far, contributing to seven goals in 14 starts at home with an average of 1.3 shots, 1.3 dribbles, 1.3 interceptions, 1.2 tackles and an impressive pass accuracy of 90.3% per game, through Who scored.
He certainly looks like an ideal candidate for that box-to-box midfielder Mourinho is believed to be craving, according to Duncan Castles.
Former Milan boss Vincenzo Montella’s brilliant endorsement of Kessie only adds fuel to the fire, once said:
“He is an extraordinary player, a sublime intelligence. Penalties? I have many good things, for this I had chosen two games that were only Rodríguez and Kessie ”.
If Mourinho really wants another midfielder in this transfer window, then he shouldn’t look past the Milan monster.
Just think how powerful the Spurs could have as a central unit with his arrival; picture him alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg with Tanguy Ndombele later on.
That would be a game changer for his trophy aspirations.
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