New Barcelona signing Franck Kessie has snubbed the club legend, Lionel Messi, in his list of all-time greatest footballers.
Barcelona legend Lionel Messi did not make Franck Kessie’s list of the four greatest players of all time.
As a result, Kessie showed his love for his country legend by selecting Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure and Boubacar Barry.
Barcelona signed the 25-year-old on a free transfer from Italian giants AC Milan in the summer.
The Ivory Coast international penned a four-year contract that will keep him in Spain until 2026.
He is expected to play a crucial role in Barcelona’s rebuilding and revolution under Xavi Hernandez.
In an interview, the Ivory Coast international stated that he is not afraid of running and putting in the work on the pitch.
Sharing his opinion on whom he believes are his four favourite football players ever, the 25-year-old came up with quite an extraordinary pick.
While other new signings usually mention players like Carles Puyol, Andres Iniesta or Lionel Messi in their rankings, Kessie shows he has some immense love for his nation.
It is widely believed that Messi was the best player to ever play for Barcelona.
The Argentine captain spent 20 years at the Camp Nou after arriving from his native country as a teenager.
In total, he scored 672 times in 778 matches, becoming the club’s record appearance holder and top scorer.