Arrived in Seville in 2019, Jules Koundé (23), has continued to progress in Andalusia, to the point of opening the doors of the France A team, last year. Under contract until 2024, the former Bordeaux defender would see himself leaving the Blanquirrojos at the end of the season, as claimed today Sport.
Having become the boss of the Sevillian defense, the right-hander believes that the time has come for him to join a more upscale club. The tricolor international (9 selections), has been in the sights of FC Barcelona for many months, who are looking for a successor to Gerard Piqué. Nevertheless, the future of the Franco-Beninese seems to be written more in the Premier League and at Chelsea, where Thomas Tuchel appreciates the profile of the young central defender.
Sevilla demand 70 million euros for Koundé
The Blues would be willing to welcome the winner of the Europa League 2020, to compensate for the departure of Antonio Rüdiger. But the current 3rd of league would claim more than 70 million euros for his defender. A price that seems prohibitive for Chelsea, mired for several weeks in a difficult economic situation and with an uncertain outcome. This season, Jules Koundé has played 39 games with Sevilla, scoring two goals and one assist.
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