Jules Koundé durante un partido del Sevilla


Koundé makes it clear who was the key figure for him to choose Barça

Published:28/07/2022 - 21:39h

Updated:29/07/2022 - 18:38h

FC Barcelona has completed the transfer of Jules Koundé after winning another 'battle' against Chelsea. The player has explained who has been the great 'responsible' for his decision to choose the Barça team

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Jules Koundé has turned into the fifth signing of the FC Barcelona in this window of transfers estival, after Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessié, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski. The Catalans reached an agreement with the Seville for his traspaso by 50 million fixed euros more variable, that still have not gone out to the light (could be five or ten, as diverse informations). The French has been the big aim of Xavi Hernández for this summer.

The trainer egarense had asked his signing to complete his defensive saga and insisted until the tiredness to the club... And to the player. So much so, as it has recognised Jules Koundé in his first interview like Barcelona, went Xavi the one who convinced him to choose to the Barça by in front of Chelsea, team with which the Seville already had an agreement for his signing. The egarense put in 'stop' everything.

Questioned by the influence of the of Terrassa in his decision, the international with France has commented that "of course that Xavi has been important. It is important so that it have arrived here", adding that "I have spoken several times with him. It has me ilusionado his speech, think that see the football of the same way and now expect to be leading in this club".

It is not a secret for anybody that in this summer Xavi Hernández has been key so that the Barça have achieved, for the moment, five signings. The egarense has comported as 'agent' and has promoted to all the footballers to want to fichar by the club, although they will earn less than what could offer in different teams. The case of Koundé is the last.

And it is that Chelsea had presented an upper offer to the one of the Barça, of some €60m, and had proposed him a wage of twelve millions to the year. In the Spotify Camp Nou will earn the half, as diverse informations, but his will has imposed at all times to refuse to the English group and expect the offer of the culés, that arrived at the beginning of this week.

Koundé, leading for the Barça

"I am a dynamic footballer, with energy, with good exit of balloon. I am aggressive in defence and leave it everything in the field", have been the words of Koundé to define like footballer during his first interview like culé. These characteristics, between others, have been the keys so that Xavi insisted in his traspaso from the day one of market. At the end, the egarense is headed by the staff that so much had dreamed to try carry again to the Barça to the highest in the 2022-2023.

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