As announced by the English news portal The Athletic, Jules Koundé prefers to go to Chelsea in this summer transfer market instead of Arsenal, as the Frenchman prefers to join the project of the reigning UEFA Champions Legue champions rather than a team that is coming off a very turbulent campaign with poor results.
Koundé, who is valued as one of the best young center-backs in the world, has caught the attention of several of the best teams in Europe in recent years and Sevilla FC would be willing to accept an offer slightly less than his release clause. A fee of around 55 million pounds. A news that has generated that most of the great ones seek to get their services.
Jules Koundé’s decision
Chelsea are looking for a new top center back to stay on top of European football and compete for the English Premier League title against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. And Koundé seems the most viable option due to its price since he comes from signing two impressive seasons at Sevilla, which helped him to be called up by Didier Deschamps for Euro 2021.
The French international wants to leave Sevilla, but would only do so to go to another team that plays the UEFA Champions League, which is why the option of going to Arsenal seems out of the question at this time.
On the other hand, Chelsea seems the most viable option because Manchester City is not looking for a new center-back and Manchester United seems to have everything ready with Pau Torres, so the Blue team has everything to get hold of the services of one of the best center-backs of the last two seasons in European football.