There are many players who have appeared on the transfer agenda of the FC Barcelona during the last few weeks. However, the Barcelona club’s staff only thinks of specific elements that can reinforce certain places on the field, such as defense. Along these lines, according to the Spanish newspaper Don Balón on Wednesday, the team from the Catalan capital has already obtained the “yes” from a footballer they have been dreaming of for a long time. It is nothing less than French Jules Koundéone of the figures in the latest editions of Santander League.
As the aforementioned source points out, after being insistently tempted by Barcelona, the Sevilla star has chosen the Camp Nou as the place to continue his career. After years of shining at the Sánchez Pizjuán, the Frenchman wants a new challenge and the high command of the Seville squad already know that it will be impossible to retain him any longer.
In fact, a few days ago, the Nervión team acknowledged through the board that Koundé has made known his desire to change scenery and supports the idea of signing for a team that is more competitive locally and internationally. That club is none other than FC Barcelona.
“The player, I am sure, respects Sevilla. He is happy with us. Koundé’s case is not a question of money. It’s a matter of him wanting to play in a more competitive team than Sevilla.”mentioned José María Cruz, general director of the Andalusian team, in an interview with Sport Witness.
“I am sure he is an attractive player for teams like Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and these types of teams. He wants to play in a more competitive team”he added in the interview in which he made it clear that the player loves the club, but is looking for a new challenge in his career.
Cleanliness in the Barça dressing room
The arrival of Jules Koundé at Barcelona forces the club to rethink the future of some of its defenders. Always according to the aforementioned source, Xavi Hernández, together with the president Joan Laporta, is preparing the departures of up to three central defenders who would play little or nothing with the Frenchman in the squad: Óscar Mingueza and Samuel Umtiti.
Regarding Gerard Piqué, the Barcelona coach has already decided that the Catalan central defender will play a more secondary role in the team. His advanced age and last season’s injuries have made the player from Egar lose confidence in the footballer. Like this the things, the fixed centrals would be Ronald Araújo, Eric García and Clément Lenglet.
It should be remembered that in the past summer transfer market, the international with France was close to signing for Chelsea. However, the obstacles put up by Sevilla, the club with which he has a contract until mid-2024, frustrated his landing at Stamford Bridge for 2021.
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