Ehe interest from clubs as powerful as the Barcelona, for clubs and players, cannot be ignored. The insistence of Xavi Hernandez in hiring a central and that the chosen one is Jules Kounde It has reached the ears of the leaders of Sevilla through the media. At the moment, they have barely flinched, since no one has approached either officially or through intermediaries to test the possible sale of the French central defender to the Barça club. The only thing they know first-hand in Nervión is the five-year agreement between Koundé and Chelsea and they are only waiting for the South London club to finish completing their new internal organization to sit down and lay the foundations for a transfer that will exceed 60 million.
It would be another matter if Koundé had no suitors and the only way to get profitability out of it was to sit down with Barcelona to negotiate, knowing that the culé economy is not even remotely going through its best moment. That is not the scenario that arises. Sevilla’s intention is for Koundé to fulfill his desire to play in the Chelsea. With equal proposals, in Seville they prefer that the defender go to the Premier. In any case, the interest of Barcelona and the prominence that the figure of Koundé has achieved in the market is not viewed with disfavor in the Sánchez-Pizjuán. Quite the contrary. That Barcelona is in the middle can only encourage potential buyers to carry out the transfer as soon as possible and even the starting price was increased somewhat.
The only but or possible problem is that Barça ended up convincing Koundé and his entourage and the footballer squeezed to wear a azulgrana. It is a scenario in which he does not find the operation, but not ruled out either. There the Andalusian club would have a problem, since Barcelona does not want to pay the minimum that Sevilla has set as a starting price: 60-65 million. However, in Nervión they slip that nothing would happen if Koundé ended up staying.
They have other options for sale in the market. And the player has left two more years of contract. He wants to leave and you know what happened to him for waiting for Chelsea until the end of August, rejecting a juicy offer from Tottenham at the beginning of the market. He doesn’t want to see himself in that situation again. Neither really Sevilla. He prefers to finish once and for all with an operation of too many consecutive summers without a solution. All roads lead to Chelsea. And if it is with a better offer for Barcelona’s interest, better for Monchi and your team. They will have more liquidity in the transfer market.