Decidedly, this transfer window is surprising to say the least on the side of FC Barcelona. For the past few months, the Catalan club has made no secret of being in very great financial difficulty and even declared that it was not able to compete with the biggest European clubs. However, the reality is quite different on this start of the transfer window. And the latest recruits show it very clearly.
After having made the very big hits Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, having extended Ousmane Dembélé and recovering Franck Kessié then Andreas Christensen for free, FC Barcelona does not intend to stop there. According to information from journalist Gerard Romero, revealed on his show rims, Barça will offer itself … Jules Koundé. While the player had been Chelsea’s priority for many months, FC Barcelona and Xavi managed to get ahead of the Blues at the last moment.
Transfer 99% complete
However, in this case, it was not won at all. The Catalan leaders had explained that they were unable to meet the requirements of Sevilla FC, which asked for nearly 60 million euros for the French international. A sum too high for the Spanish club, but not for Chelsea, who had therefore taken the lead. At least, that’s what the London club thought. Because the reality is different since the player has always given his preference to FC Barcelona. Only an agreement with Sevilla FC was missing.
And according to the indiscretions of Gerard Romero, Barça and Sevilla have reached an agreement in principle for Jules Koundé. The operation is even 99% complete and except for a very unlikely turnaround, the former Bordeaux defender will play well under the colors of FC Barcelona next season. His transfer could well save his training club too since Bordeaux had 10% on the resale of the player. Nearly 8 million should therefore arrive in the Bordeaux coffers and greatly help the club…