Barcelona on the Verge of Signing Sevilla’s Jules Koundé After Agreeing 4-Year Deal With French Defender

Barcelona on the Verge of Signing Sevilla’s Jules Koundé After Agreeing 4-Year Deal With French Defender

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:07 PM
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  • Barcelona are edging closer to another big signing as they've agreed on a deal with Sevilla's Jules Koundé
  • Sevilla rejected a €55 million bid from Chelsea for defender Jules Koundé and are holding out for more
  • Barcelona have brought in a few attackers this transfer window and are looking at defensive reinforcements

There’s no letting up when it comes to Barcelona bringing in new talent.

The Catalan giants have already made a number of big signings in the transfer window and appear to be closing in on another.

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Sevilla’s Jules Koundé is keen to join Barcelona and the French defender has now reportedly agreed on a 4-year deal with the club. Image: Aurelien Meunier/ Fran Santiago
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The Blaugrana have reportedly agreed on a four-year deal with Sevilla defender, Jules Koundé.

The Spanish side were chasing the player but faced stiff competition from Chelsea for the player’s signature.

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Renowned journalist Gerrard Romero provided a fresh update on the matter in which he stated that the French international had agreed on a four-year deal with the Blaugrana, BarcaUniversal reported.

The publication added that Koundé was very interested in joining Barcelona and would arrive in Seville to try and speed up the process.

As reported by Goal, Chelsea submitted a €55 million bid for the player’s services, but this was rejected by Sevilla. It's understood that the Spanish club are holding out for at least €65 million.

Ousmane Dembele tops the list of top 10 Barcelona signings as Robert Lewandowski narrowly misses out

The top 10 signings ever made by Barcelona have been revealed and Robert Lewandowski failed to make the list of superstars who cost the Catalan giants a fortune in transfer fees.

The Poland international recently completed a € 50 million deal to join the Catalan giants from Bayern Munich but that transfer fee is way below what Barcelona has spent on their previous signings.

Lewandowski is ranked 11th on the all-time most expensive signings made by Barcelona as the list was topped by French winger, Ousmane Dembele who cost a whooping €140million.

How Barcelona are signing top players despite financial issues leaving the club $1.3 billion in debt revealed

Barcelona have been hailed for their business-like attitude in the summer transfer window after sealing the transfer of top football stars including Robert Lewandowski.

The Catalan giants have also completed the signing of Frank Kessie and Andreas Christensen on free transfers while Raphinha joined the La Liga side after Barcelona paid $58 million for the Brazilian winger.

Questions have been asked about how Barcelona has been able to afford to make top signings this summer transfer window despite the club having a $1.3 billion debt.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.