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The center-back that Barça wanted in case Koundé failed

Published:4/10/2022 - 08:48h

Updated:4/10/2022 - 08:48h

New information revealed by the journalist Fabrizio Romano assures that Barça had in its plans to acquire the services of William Saliba in case the 'Koundé operation' did not come to fruition

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Recently more than a month that the FC Barcelona closed one of his best markets veraniegos in the history, with the incorporation of until seven footballers of first level in all his lines. However, no all the operations carried out with ease, what carried to the sportive direction of the club to keep extensive negotiations by some of the players.

One of the movements that more called the attention was the one of Jules Koundé. The French did life in the Seville and was one of the aims that more liked to Xavi Hernández for apuntalar the defence, since it considered him a talent of present and future with the necessary versatility to act in any part of the saga.

In spite of this, the hispalenses kept direct conversations with Chelsea for traspasarle to England, what carried to the Barcelona to evaluate other options in case that this movement closed . Like this the things, an information of the journalist Fabrizio Romano ensures that the Barcelona had thought 'fish' in London to the one who nowadays would be the substitute of Koundé.

"William Saliba appeared like alternative to Koundé in the list of the Barça", aimed the specialist in market of signings through his social networks. In fact, other media affirm that the culés had prepared a similar proposal to the one of the Frenchman to convince to the Arsenal to go out of the footballer of 21 years, although finally any agreement concretised .

The factor Xavi

Anyway, Koundé preferred to join to the discipline blaugrana although the offer of Chelsea was more beneficial for all the parts. The intervention of Xavi in the negotiations was key because it cleared him which would be his role inside the team, by what no only would have continuity to the maximum level, but besides it would add all the integers to arrive to the World-wide of Catar like one of the central more important of the continent.

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