Jules Kounde to Walkaway From Barcelona Contract if La Liga Club Fails to Register French Defender

Jules Kounde to Walkaway From Barcelona Contract if La Liga Club Fails to Register French Defender

  • Barcelona could lose losing Jules Kounde for free if the French defender is not registered before the end of the transfer window
  • Kounde is one of five players to join Barcelona this summer including Lewandowski, Raphinha, Kessie, and Christensen
  • The French defender joined Barcelona for €55 million from Sevilla this summer and has penned a contract with the La Liga giants until 2027

Jules Kounde could end up leaving Barcelona without making a competitive appearance for the Catalan club as Barcelona are still to register the French defender for the new campaign.

Barcelona reached an agreement with Sevilla to sign Kounde this summer after a fee of €55 million was paid with the defender penning a contract at Camp Nou until 2027.

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Jules Kounde is yet to make a competitive appearance for Barcelona as he is yet to be registered for the new season. Photo by Alex Caparros
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Blaugrana will however lose the services of Kounde as a clause in the player’s contract has revealed he can leave for free if the club fails to register him before the end of the transfer window Get Spanish Football News reports.

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Barcelona has registered 4 of its 5 summer signings with Kounde the only exception with just two days to go before the Matchday 2 game against Real Sociedad this weekend.

The registration Jules Kounde now depends on the club agreeing a significant salary reduction with one of the highest-paid players at Camp Nou or the sale of either Memphis Depay or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Jules Kounde unlikely to be registered before Real Sociedad game

Meanwhile, Barcelona are in a race against time to register summer signing, Jules Kounde before this weekend’s La Liga game against Real Sociedad.

According to Football Espana, Barcelona are hoping to use the sale of Memphis Depay to Juventus to facilitate Kounde’s registration which they believe is unlikely to happen on time.

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Jules Kounde remains the only Barcelona summer signing yet to be registered for the new campaign as others have been registered before the Catalans matchday 1 encounter against Rayo Vallecano.

Barcelona in race against time to register Jules Kounde

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Jules Kounde could miss consecutive La Liga games for Barcelona as there are fears the French defender will not be registered on time before the Real Sociedad game.

Kounde missed out on the Rayo Vallecano game after the Catalans failed to register him alongside the club’s other summer signings for Barca’s first league game.

Barcelona needs at least €20 million to successfully register Kounde with La Liga with the club vice president, Rafa Yuste confident the registration would be taken care of by the end of the week.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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