AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie has confirmed his departure from the club at the end of the month and has sent a farewell message.
Going into the game against Sassuolo on Sunday at the Mapei Stadium there were much bigger things to worry about other than the fact it was likely to be Kessie’s last game in a Milan shirt after five years of service.
However, he made sure that he would have the final say as he scored the last goal of the season, making it 3-0 with a sweet side-foot finish to essentially win the Scudetto for the Rossoneri before half-time following on from Olivier Giroud’s brace.
A new challenge at Barcelona awaits for the Ivorian, who joined from Atalanta back in summer 2017 under the Yonghong Li ownership, and he spoke about his time with Milan on Canal + Sport Africa.
“I feel really strong emotions. It was five very important years where I married a project. I am very happy for the city, for the club, for my team-mates, for the coach, for me and for my whole family,” he said (via MilanNews).
“It’s my last month of contract here, but in these five years we have managed to get back to the Champions League and win the Scudetto. I did what they bought me for and I think there is no better way to say goodbye.”