Jules Koundé, new Barça player

DURING HIS PRESENTATION

Koundé Sincere on his "no" to Chelsea by the dream to arrive to the Barça

Published:1/08/2022 - 13:08h

Updated:1/08/2022 - 16:17h

Jules Koundé already has arrived officially to the rows of the Barça. In his statements to the press, the French defence from the Seville has spoken of the attempts of Chelsea for ficharle, but his first option always was the Barcelona

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Finally, Jules Koundé has been presented like player of the FC Barcelona. The French arrives like one of the main requests of the trainer, Xavi Hernández, to reinforce his line of defence; in principle, like the ideal mate for Ronald Araújo in the axis of the saga. In the act of oficialización of his signing, the French has offered his first words like culé.

The defender has manifested his gratitude to Joan Laporta by the effort made to attain his signing and has engaged to give it everything by the Barcelona team, whose T-shirt will dress by the next five seasons: "I seat Me very happy and proud to arrive to this big club. Very grateful to the president and to the fans, only remains to train strong and win".

Likewise, it has left clear that his main option was to arrive to the Barcelona, that had to 'battle' against Chelsea, that also was interested in his services and indicated that it did not suppose greater difficulties for him have taken the decision to arrive to the club: "Yes, it wanted me Chelsea, but chose the Barça because I wanted to arrive here. It was not an effort for me".

To the equal that in the case of other signings, the words of Xavi resulted convincentes in function of his arrival, facilitating like this the operations: "they Were conversations very fluent. Xavi did me feel affection, wanted that it came here. It asked me that it did the of Seville, be aggressive, take out the rear balloon and commitment with a very big and demanding club like the Barça".

Koundé Will struggle by a square in the 'XI'

The ex player of the Seville is conscious of the challenges that will face in the Barcelona team to do with a place in the centre of the last line. At the end, it will prevail the criterion of the trainer: "it Is good the competition, the titularity decides it the mister. I come to grow and to help to what ask me Xavi and my mates, Have win to compete. For me it is a challenge".

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