Tottenham and Juventus will reportedly wage a transfer battle to secure the services of Barcelona midfield general Franck Kessie.

According to a report by Spanish outlet SPORT, Franck Kessie is the subject of interest from Juventus. The Serie A giants want to sign the Barcelona midfield general in the summer transfer window. But they will face stiff competition from Tottenham Hotspur for the 26-year-old.

Franck Kessie joined Barcelona in a Bosman move last summer after a fruitful stint with AC Milan. The Ivory Coast international arrived at Spotify Camp Nou as one of the best midfielders in Serie A. But he had a nightmarish first half of the 2022/23 season, with Xavi Hernandez not utilising him regularly.

However, Kessie’s stock has risen in the last few months, with injury to pivotal figures helping his case. The 26-year-old has thus turned out 37 times across all competitions, chipping in with three goals and three assists. But Kessie’s long-term Barcelona future is uncertain, with Tottenham and Juventus keen on signing him.

The Ivorian midfielder has been on Tottenham’s radar for a long time. And after failing to sign the former AC Milan talisman in January, the North London giants have revived their interest in him. In addition, it is clear why Tottenham might be interested in the Barcelona midfield general.

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The midfield unit has been the Achilles heel for Tottenham this term, with the incumbents barely being progressive from the middle of the park. Kessie is thus a viable target for the Premier League heavyweights. But they will face stiff competition from Juventus in the race to sign the Barcelona midfielder.

The Serie A giants are staring at an uncertain future amid controversies surrounding them due to financial irregularities. And the Juventus squad might see sweeping changes, with Manuel Locatelli and Leandro Paredes facing uncertain futures. Kessie has thus emerged as a viable target for the Bianconeri.

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Replacing Locatelli with the Barcelona midfield general might be a prudent call. And considering Kessie’s previous experience in Serie A with AC Milan and Atalanta, he might not take long to settle down in Turin. But it will be interesting to see if Tottenham can usurp Juventus in the player’s chase.

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