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Barcelona to register Kounde next week

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Barcelona fans can finally be relaxed as the club confirmed they have registered the new signings. Kessie, Christensen, Lewandowski, and Raphinha have been registered yesterday. Barcelona activated their 4th lever and sold 24.5% of Barca Studios. The club had to generate more income from La Liga and they did not disappoint. Laporta and his staff were able to get the work done in time. Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto are also now registered with their new contracts.

One man that is left is new signing Jules Kounde. The Frenchman arrived from Sevilla this season. Kounde was very close to joining Chelsea this summer. But it was a phone call by Xavi that changed everything. The Spaniard made sure that the Frenchman joins Barcelona as he rated him very highly. Kounde has been one of the best defenders in La Liga in recent seasons. He formed a lethal partnership with Diego Carlos in the heart of the Sevilla Defence. Now he will look to form a partnership with Ronald Araujo in Barcelona.

But before that Kounde has to be registered. The Frenchman wants to play in Barcelona’s opening day La Liga against Rayo Vallecano. But he has been assured by the staff that they would make sure he is registered next week. Departures have to take place first if Barcelona wants to register Kounde and possibly even Marcos Alonso. Memphis Depay, Martin Braithwaite looks set to leave the club. The former has agreed on a contract with Juventus and is willing to move to Turin.

Big expectations ahead of Barcelona’s season opener

Barcelona starts their season at Camp Nou against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. The Camp Nou faithful have huge expectations this season from the team. Xavi has admitted that there will be pressure on the team to get results. But the squad they have got is more than capable of producing the goods for them. The likes of Lewandowski, Raphinha, Christensen and Kessie have strengthened the squad to a great extent.

However, it has to be a patient and time-consuming process. Barcelona, with all the talent they have, will take their time to get used to Xavi’s ideas and his ideology. With Lewandowski leading the line, the Catalans will be hoping for a season full of success and titles. But it would not be easy with Europe’s elite clubs all strengthened to the core. We are in for a blockbuster season!

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