Barcelona Reportedly Offer Memphis Depay for Sevilla's Jules Kounde

Barcelona Reportedly Offer Memphis Depay for Sevilla's Jules Kounde

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:06 PM
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  • Barcelona have reignited their interest in signing Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde in the summer transfer window
  • The Blaugrana are ready to add Dutch forward Memphis Depay as a makeweight in any move for the French defender
  • The Catalan giants want to add Kounde to their backline after the acquisition of Andreas Christensen from Chelsea on a free transfer

Spanish giants Barcelona are willing to include Memphis Depay in a deal to sign French defender Jules Kounde from Sevilla.

The La Liga powerhouse are keen to add some new reinforcements at the back ahead of the start of the 2022/23 season.

Kounde has been one of Xavi’s top targets this summer as the Barcelona manager considers the French defender as a long-term replacement for Gerard Pique, who has been struggling with injuries in recent seasons.

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Memphis Depay could be a makeweight in any move for the Jules Koumde. Credit: @ghanaballers
Source: Twitter

And according to Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, Barcelona are preparing a swap deal swoop for France international Kounde and would be willing to send Depay to Sevilla to sweeten the deal.

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Kounde was on the shortlist of Chelsea too, and had an agreement in principle last summer, before a disagreement arose between Sevilla and the Blues over the transfer fee.

Barcelona Step Up Pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta After Completing Signing of Raphinha and Dembele

Meanwhile, Barcelona are aiming to build one of the most competitive teams ahead of the 2022/23 football season and the club is set to intensify their pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea.

The Catalan giants are hoping not to repeat their failures of last season where they finished 13 points behind arch-rivals Real Madrid who were crowned champions of the league.

According to Football Espana, Cesar Azpilicueta is keen on joining Barcelona this summer as he wants a new adventure in his career after winning all trophies available while in Chelsea.

Brazil Forward Raphinha Arrives in Barcelona Ahead of Medicals

Sports Brief earlier reported that Brazil international Raphinha has landed in Spain to finally complete his long-awaited transfer to Spanish club Barcelona from Leeds United.

The Catalan club announced on Wednesday, July 13, that the 25-year-old is expected to put pen to paper on a five-year deal upon completion of his medical.

In a video posted on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, Raphinha was sighted arriving at the airport and already wearing a Barcelona polo shirt.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)