Barcelona have completed the signing of Casey on a free transfer after the midfielder opted to have his contract expired. AC MilanThere are rumours that the Italian club is willing to offer a salary of up to €6.5m a year.However, it is understood that Casey held on to a deal worth around 9 million euros (according to Forbes).
The Spanish club have signed the midfielder to a four-year contract with a release clause said to be around €500m. The player’s speech is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6th.
The Ivory Coast international is expected to be an immediate addition to the Blaugrana’s midfield and could be seen as the eventual replacement for Sergio Busquets. Casey is a tenacious midfielder who is perfectly capable of running with the ball and scoring the occasional goal.
Fans will be delighted with the 25-year-old’s commitment as the midfielder says he’s not afraid to run. He says:
“I’m not afraid to run. It comes naturally to me. I make a lot of money and sweat on the pitch. In Africa, someone walks 30km every morning to eat a piece of bread.”
Franck Kessie will immediately add quality and determination to the Barcelona midfield
Barca, currently in transition, have gone from strength to strength under Xavi Hernandez. A number of senior players are expected to be fully replaced in the coming period, most notably Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets. With Garvey and Pedri, Barcelona have a platform to build a midfield and the pair will happily play alongside Frank Casey.
Casey is known for his running and screening abilities in midfield, rivaling Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante. The midfielder is also a regular in attack, scoring seven goals in all competitions last season.
Casey was hurt by injuries last season, during which he made 39 appearances in all competitions, including 32 starts.
The midfielder has 14 goals and four assists in all competitions in 2020-21, an impressive figure for a player in his position. His initial interviews suggested he would add a level of work ethic that would surely make him a popular figure among Barcelona fans.
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