Manchester United have shown interest in the 22-year-old Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde and could launch a move to land him at Old Trafford this January transfer window. Formerly, the native team from Manchester had bid €55 million for the Frenchman, which ended Sevilla rejecting, as they value the lad as the future for the team.
Pep Guardiola and Manchester City had settled with Ruben Dias as an alternative to Kounde in the last transfer market as a result. Citizens had a spike in doubts whether Kounde was so professional to Ruben Dias and the deal ended with the latter.
Sevilla bought Kounde from Bordeaux for €25 million, from then onwards his value has skyrocketed to €70 million in the market.
He has been a vital player for Sevilla’s Europa League triumph last season. Kounde has managed to play 40 times in all competitions in his first season with the La Liga giants.
JULES KOUNDE PLACED IN MANCHESTER UNITED PREFERENCE LIST?
Manchester United have seen their defense being breached and late goals affecting their table points now and then. In order to dive in for defensive reinforcements, United would have to offload some of their current players.
The latest reports imply Marcus Rojo and Phil Jones would witness an end to their life at Red Devils soon and have to cope with new clubs.
United would be in the market in January with a shopping list, hoping to land atleast one centre-back to bolster the squad. Jules Kounde is joined by Villarreal‘s Pau Torres, Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu, Schalke’s Ozan Kabak and Brighton’s Ben White.
Jules Kounde was happy to hear his name linked with Manchester City in the last transfer market.
“It’s part of my progression and I’m doing whatever it takes to make it happen,”
“I was obviously happy [with City’s interest]. It would have been a good opportunity, but I’m in Seville and I’m very happy there.”– Jules Kounde
If Sevilla doesn’t plan on selling their future vital centre-back and Kounde shows his commitment towards the Spanish club, United would have to look for alternate options in their proposed list.
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