Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie has joined Barcelona on a free transfer after leaving AC Milan, the LaLiga club announced on Monday.
Barcelona said Kessie has signed a contract until June 2026 and his buy-out clause would be set at 500 million euros ($522.80 million).
The 25-year-old left AC Milan at the end of his contract in June after helping the Italian club win their first Serie A title in 11 years last season.
𝐈𝐓’𝐒 𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋! 😏
Welcome, Kessie! 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/wG051AUnpT
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 4, 2022
Kessie, who can contribute in attack and defence, has 58 caps for Ivory Coast.
Barcelona came second in LaLiga last season, finishing behind rivals Real Madrid.