Jules Kounde: Barcelona weighing up a move for the Sevilla ace 

Jules Kounde

Barcelona have reportedly made an opening bid for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde as per the report in Spanish outlet AS. 

The 23-years-old was heavily linked with a move away from the Rojiblancos last summer. However, a deal never materialized. Chelsea tried hard to make this deal over the line. But, they weren’t keen on matching the player’s release clause. Julen Lopetegui’s side didn’t want anything less than the €80 million release clause. 

According to the report, Barcelona have made the opening offer for Jules Kounde. The Blaugrana are willing to offer Sergino Dest and Clement Lenglet plus €20 million for the highly-rated defender. 

The report further claims that the Sevilla sporting director Monchi is an admirer of the American fullback. Meanwhile, Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly is also on the Catalan giants’ list. And they might go for the Senegalese defender. If the Rojiblancos do not accept the offer. 

Can Barcelona sign Jules Kounde this summer? 

Signing Jules Kounde would be a great acquisition for Barcelona. The Frenchman is an apt candidate to play in Xavi’s tiki-taka system. However, it will be interesting to see whether they can persuade Sevilla’s hierarchy into selling their starman. 

Meanwhile, Chelsea were showing interest in the 23-years-old last summer. And it will be interesting to see whether their interest will reignite or not. The Blues will be looking to renovate their defence this season. And Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, and Cesar Azpilicueta are set to leave the club. 

But, the Blues can’t make any move in the transfer market unless their ownership issue gets resolved. So, Barcelona will have to act quickly in order to sign Jules Kounde. And they need to get this deal over the line before the west London club reignites their interest. 

As the Blaugrana will struggle to fight against the Premier League giants in the transfer market. Given Chelsea are more resourced in the financial departments than Barcelona at the moment. 

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