Yaya helped convince Kessie to sign Barca

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Former Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has revealed he was involve in pushing for youngster Franck Kessie to sign for Barcelona after becoming independent from AC Milan.

Former Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has revealed that he helped convince young international midfielder Franck Kessie to join Azulgrana on a free transfer. After the end of his contract with AC Milan, as reported by Marca on Tuesday ago. 

Toure, 39, played for Barcelona from 2007-2010 and was close friends with Kessie, helping push the young international midfielder to join the Catalan giants. With a four-year agreement with a release clause of 500 million euros 

‘It is true that I called him during negotiations with Barca’ 

‘I told him not to hesitate. If he wants to move, he has to go to Barcelona,’ former Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure told Marca.

“It is true, I called him during the negotiations with Barca”, as reported via Marca.

“We’ve been in contact and he called me several times because I know Barcelona well.

I told him not to hesitate, if he wanted to leave, he had to go to Barcelona.”

Kessie is expected to join up with the Barcelona squad for pre-season training in the coming days. Before the team head off to the United States later this month.