Newly Signed Barcelona Defender Jules Kounde Completes First Training Session

Newly Signed Barcelona Defender Jules Kounde Completes First Training Session

  • Jules Kounde has commenced training with Spanish giants Barcelona after he successfully passed his medicals
  • Barcelona confirmed on Thursday that they have reached an agreement to sign the Jules Kounde for a reported fee of €60 million
  • English club Chelsea were in pole position to sign the Frenchman from Sevilla before he was sold to FC Barcelona

French defender Jules Kounde has successfully passed the medicals and had his first-ever training session with Barcelona.

The Blaugrana officially announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement to sign the Kounde for a reported fee of €60 million

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.

Jules Kounde, Barcelona, Sevilla
Barcelona newbie Jules Kounde completed his first training session at the club. Credit: @barcelona
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In a video posted on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, Barcelona shared a short video of Jules Kounde's first training session at the club.

The 23-yeard-old was training individually as he's yet to fully recover from his injury.

The versatile defender started in the gym and then spent some time on the field. Kounde will not travel to the US for the pre-season and is expected to stay in Spain.

He is only coming from an injury and Xavi Hernandez wants to be precautious with him.

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Meanwhile, Sevilla’s Sporting Director Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo aka Monchi, has broken down what exactly happened with regards to the transfer and why they agreed on a deal with the Blaugrana.

Monchi took to Twitter to explain the situation, adding that while they were in advanced talks with Chelsea, Koundé had reservations about joining the Blues.

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He added that Chelsea had some doubts as well and then stopped trying to sign the player. Barcelona then entered the fray and made an offer that Sevilla couldn’t refuse.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that France international Jules Kounde has expressed his excitement after landing in Camp Nou to complete his much-awaited deal with Spanish side Barcelona

The Blaugrana officially announced on Thursday that the big-money move is now subject to the Frenchman 'passing a medical.

Per the reports, Jules Kounde will earn €6m net per year at Barcelona for the next five years..

He expressed his excitement after landing in Camp Nou to complete his switch to Xavi's side.

Source: Sports Brief News