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Koundé prioritizes Barça

Jules Kounde (23 years old) is the central wanted by Xavi Hernandez to shore up the defense axis of the Barça. The Barça coach has made it known to both the Barça technical department and the president, Joan Laportawho has taken command of the operation. Xavi wants the Frenchman to raise the team’s defensive bar, after already making it clear to Gerard Piqué that does not count on him as a starter for this next season. Despite acknowledging his performance this last season, the coach is aware that he cannot take the risk with the captain, already 35 years old and diminished by continuous injuries, hence his commitment to Koundé be firm, even if you handle the alternative of Koulibaly (Naples) if the sevillista cannot materialize.

Although Koundé He is a highly valued centre-back in the Premier Leaguecon Chelsea y Newcastle Willing to pay the 90 million specified in his clause, the French central defender has for now stopped his departure for England, where for weeks they already took for granted his transfer to Stamford Bridge. Koundé wants to play in Camp Nou and so it has been communicated to the Sevilla.

With the Barça as the number one option in Jules’s head Koundéthe Sevilla and the Barça club are obliged to understand each other. For now, the FC Barcelona he is very limited by his economic situation and obviously he is not in a position to compete even with the Chelsea nor with him Newcastle as far as money is concerned. To this is added that it is very conditioned by its current financial ‘fair play’. For the moment, and while waiting for the Barça club to make room in its squad and lower its wage bill, it already knows that the Sevilla team would be willing to sell the French central defender for between 65 and 70 million, a figure significantly lower than the 90 of its clause. The Barça will try to lower the pretensions of the Sevilla with any of your discards. Dest, at the beginning, could be a player who would fit in, without forgetting Trincao, but it remains to be seen how everything evolves.

Your president does not get wet

Yesterday, during an event organized by ABC, Pepe Castro He did not want to get wet about the future of the French. “In any management body of a company we are obliged to balance the accounts. That is one thing and another is that we need to sell in any way before June 30. If you have to sell to Koundé, it will be sold. If the possibility is not given, it will not be sold. The Sevilla It has shown that it only sells for offers outside the market. In August of last summer we said no to more than 50 million euros,” he explained. Castro.

Koundé is one of Sevilla’s defensive mainstays and would have manifested his desire to dress as a Barça player

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Kalidou Koulibaly, central defender of Napoli, is one of the options that Barça manages

Kalidou Koulibaly, central defender of Napoli, is one of the options that Barça manages

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