Announced very close to Chelsea this week, Jules Kound seems to be heading towards FC Barcelona instead. The Catalan press announces an agreement between Bara and FC Sville for the French central defender.
Jules Kound was won over by Xavi’s speech.
Annoyed by the methods of FC Barcelona with his player Csar Azpilicueta, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is not likely to calm down after this twist.
While he was announced to be close to the Blues this week, Jules Kound (23) should rather join Bara, the Catalan press announced.
Kound for €50 million excluding bonuses!
Indeed, the daily Sport affirms with certainty that the vice-champion of Spain has agreed with FC Sville. Bara’s offer, estimated at €50m (+€10m in bonuses), was accepted according to our colleagues, who also mention a pre-agreement between the Blaugrana and the central defender for a 4-year contract.
Apparently, Kound had given his preference to Barcelona and especially coach Xavi, described as the decisive player in this transfer. The technician, regularly in contact with the Frenchman, would have insisted with his leaders so that they did not abandon this badly started track. Note that the new sale of TV rights also allowed Bara to transmit its proposal.
This advance may explain Kound’s dismissal for FC Sville’s friendly match against Sporting Portugal on Sunday evening. In any case, if this information is correct, the operation could be finalized quickly. And the Bara would offer a new quality recruit after Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessi, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski.
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