Yaya Toure is backing Franck Kessie to be a great signing for Barcelona following news the Ivorian has signed a four-year deal with the Catalan giants.

Kessie arrives on a free transfer from Serie A champions AC Milan and will add to coach Xavi’s options in midfield for next season.

Yaya’s been talking about the midfielder and revealed he had spoken to him several times and urged him to go to Barca.

“It’s true that I called him during the negotiations with Barça... How do you know? (laughs). We have been in contact and he called me several times because he knew that I knew Barcelona.