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Barcelona and Sevilla agree on Kounde transfer

Jules Kounde
  • FC Barcelona and Sevilla have reached a verbal agreement for the transfer of Jules Kounde. Barca have offered Sevilla 46 million euros. 
  • Jules Kounde and FC Barcelona agreed on personal terms last weekend. Barca manager Xavi played a huge role in the deal. 

FC Barcelona and Sevilla have reached an agreement on Jules Kounde’s transfer. A verbal agreement is now in place between the two clubs, and it is just a matter of time before Kounde officially joins FC Barcelona. 

Jules Kounde is one of the players who have been making headlines this summer transfer window. FC Barcelona and Chelsea were the leading team in the race to sign Jules Kounde.

Jules Kounde

Jules Kounde. Photo/ Sports Illustrated.

Chelsea were confident of signing the youngster until FC Barcelona pushed harder a few days ago. Chelsea had even reached an agreement with Sevilla for Kounde. The Blues had made an offer worth over 50 million euros.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Jules Kounde was not eyeing for a move to the English Premier League. The Frenchman wanted to join FC Barcelona immediately after the Catalans showed interest in him. 

Jules Kounde and FC Barcelona already agreed on personal terms last weekend. The contract is ready, and FC Barcelona had to agree with Sevilla before Jules Kounde signs. FC Barcelona manager Xavi played a huge role in convincing Jules Kounde to join his side.

Jules Kounde

FC Barcelona and Sevilla have reached a verbal agreement for Kounde’s transfer. Photo/ Goal.com.

Jules Kounde will likely complete his move to FC Barcelona for about 46 million euros. Jules Kounde will play a huge role in strengthening FC Barcelona’s defence next season.

FC Barcelona have been very busy this summer transfer window. The Spanish giants have signed some of the biggest names in the football world. 

Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha officially joined FC Barcelona a few days ago. Franck Kessie is another star who has joined the Catalans. Andreas Christensen joined FC Barcelona on a free transfer a few days after the summer transfer window was opened. 

The Catalans are also targeting Chelsea’s captain Cesar Azpilicueta. They have again approached Azpilicueta, informing him of their intentions to sign him this summer. However, Chelsea are not willing to let Azpilicueta join FC Barcelona. 

It will be more difficult for Chelsea to let Azpilicueta leave, especially after it has been confirmed that Kounde is on his way to Camp Nou. Kounde was one of Thomas Tuchel’s main targets this summer.

However, Chelsea have been able to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli this summer. The centre-back joined the Blues for 34 million euros a few days ago. 

Kalidou Koulibaly will play a role in filling the gap left behind by Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen next season. If Chelsea had managed to sign Kounde, the gap left by Rudiger and Christensen would have been completely filled. 

However, Chelsea have quickly shifted their attention to Wesley Fonana. The Blues are targeting the Leicester City centre-back. Presnel Kimpembe is another centre-back on Chelsea’s radar this summer. If all goes well, the Blues might snatch Inter Milan’s Skriniar. 

Abraham Odhiambo is an avid sports fan who loves to write about football, boxing and wrestling. He's a big supporter of Manchester United. He's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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