Barca Defender Jules Koundé Gives Perfect Response to Social Media Influencer Raising Alarm About His Salary

Barca Defender Jules Koundé Gives Perfect Response to Social Media Influencer Raising Alarm About His Salary

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • Jules Kounde insists his Barcelona salary has been paid in full amid financial uncertainty surrounding the Catalan club
  • Kounde was not able to be registered for the first two games of the season as the club were over the League’s salary cap limit
  • But following the club's financial ingenuity, all the summer signings have been registered, including the 23-year-old Frenchman

Defender Jules Koundé provided the perfect response to a social media influencer, who raised alarm about his salary amid the financial uncertainty at Barcelona.

Kounde was at the centre of a protracted transfer saga in the summer, which saw Barcelona and Premier League club Chelsea tussle for his signature.

But the Frenchman opted to join Barcelona ahead of a lucrative offer proposed by Chelsea despite concerns about the financial strength of the Catalan giants.

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Jules Kounde insists his salary has been paid in full despite Barcelona's financial problems. Photo credit: @FCBarcelona
Source: Twitter

Fast-forward, the 23-year-old defender, was belatedly registered after Barca resolved their conspicuous financial challenges and has since racked up three appearances in the La Liga, registering two assists in the process.

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Despite Barcelona seemingly addressing their financial crisis, questions have been lingering about the payment of salaries to the players on their roster.

An avid football fan and social media influencer @gyaigyimii took the initiative to quiz Kounde on whether he has received his salary following the defender's earlier post with sad emojis.

But the former Sevilla man quickly responded to @gyaigyimii to dispel any lingering rumours about Barca's inability to pay salaries.

Kounde opens up on how Manchester City tried to hijack his move to Barcelona

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Jules Koundé is already proving to be a good fit at FC Barcelona but recently revealed that the move almost didn’t happen.

The French defender was the subject of a battle between Chelsea and Barcelona during the recent transfer window, but it was another English club that almost signed him way before Chelsea and Barcelona’s scrap.

As reported by Sport Bible, Manchester City almost lured the former Sevilla defender to the Etihad. Koundé explained that he received a phone call from Pep Guardiola during a previous transfer window when he was still in his first year in Spain.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.