Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly reignited their interest in AC Milan midfielder, Franck Kessie, according to Sport Mediaset.
On Wednesday, the Italian sports news outlet stated that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side is ‘back in love’ with the Ivory Coast international (via Sportswitness).
The Molineux club was interested in bringing the 22-year-old to the midlands during the summer, but due to the lateness of the move in the window, they were forced to wait (per Sky Sports).
The stumbling block to the move
Despite having a prolonged period of interest in Kessie, Nuno Espirito Santo may still face the same stumbling block over bringing the midfielder to Molineux as he did in the summer.
Should Wolves see a €25-million (£21.5 million) offer accepted, which is the figure that has been touted, Nuno Espirito Santo may still hit the same brick wall.
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Should Kessie opt for the move to Molineux, he will fit straight into the middle of the park in Espirito Santo’s preferred 3-5-2 formation.
When in comparison to one of Wolves’ more defensive-minded midfielders in Leander Dendoncker, the 22-year-old Ivorian has been performing better this term.
The Belgian has an average rating of 6.45/10 this season, whereas Kessie scores marginally better on average with a 6.56/10 for AC Milan (via Whoscored). He also ranks higher for tackles with 1.6 compared to Dendoncker’s 1.3.
Therefore, Kessie could certainly add something to the Old Gold’s dressing room should Espirito Santo be able to tempt the 22-year-old to Molineux.
His arrival could also allow Ruben Neves to play higher up the field.