France Defender Jules Kounde Reacts After Completing Barcelona Switch
- Jules Kounde has expressed his excitement after landing in Camp Nou to complete his much-awaited deal with Spanish side Barcelona
- Barcelona will pay Sevilla a transfer fee of €50 million plus an additional €10 million in various performance-related add-ons
- Chelsea had already agreed on a transfer for the player’s services but the Catalan giants hijacked the deal
France international Jules Kounde is set to join Barcelona after the Catalan club reached an agreement with Sevilla for his transfer
The Blaugrana officially announced on Thursday that the big-money move is now subject to the Frenchman 'passing a medical.
Sport reports that Barcelona will pay Seville-based side a transfer fee of €50 million plus an additional €10 million in various performance-related add-ons.
Per the reports, Jules Kounde will earn €6m net per year at Barcelona for the next five years..
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He expressed his excitement after landing in Camp Nou to complete his switch to Xavi's side.
"Hello, culers. I am here. Forca Barca," Jules Kounde said in a short video for Barcelona's social media.
“He added: I’m really proud, grateful. I can’t wait to join the team and start this Barcelona story”.
“I say thanks to Sevilla, but of course Barça is a top step in my career - so here I wanna win all competitions”.
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Meanwhile, Chelsea are angry with Barcelona and have blocked negotiations for both César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso.
Barcelona were looking to bring in the two defenders from the Blues before the new season kicks off. Both sides have already had a few dealings during the current transfer window.
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Barcelona first signed Andreas Christensen from the London-based club on a free transfer and then beat Chelsea to Ousmane Dembélé’s signature. Chelsea were keen on the Frenchman when his contract expired with the Spanish club, but Barcelona were quick to get him to re-sign.
Barcelona drop a transfer hint by putting a Jules Koundé shirt up for sale
Sports Brief earlier reported that Spanish giants FC Barcelona are on the verge of announcing French defender Jules Jules Koundé as their new player.
Koundé has expressed his desire to join the Catalan club next season despite Chelsea already agreeing on a deal with Sevilla.
In a video posted on Twitter that was sighted by Sports Brief, a shirt with Jules Koundé's name became briefly available in Barcelona's online store.
Source: Sports Brief News