"WE HAD AN ADVANTAGE OVER OUR COMPETITOR"
Laporta makes it clear why Koundé planted Chelsea for Barça
Published:30/07/2022 - 09:37h
Updated:30/07/2022 - 09:37h
The president of Barça, Joan Laporta, has spoken to the media to clarify the reasons why Jules Koundé preferred to land in Catalonia
The sportive direction of the FC Barcelona closed this Friday the signing of Jules Koundé and did it official through his social networks. The player happened all the medical recognitions and will dress of blaugrana during the next five seasons, where will share the axis of the saga with Ronald Araújo, one of the defensive pillars of the team. In front of this, the president Joan Laporta has offered some statements in front of the media where spoke of the traspaso of the French.
When being asked after the 'battle' that had with Chelsea to purchase the services of the central, commented that the club always was a step forward in the negotiations. "In this case, had advantage in comparison with our competitor. The player also helped us in this specific deal", affirmed Laporta, leaving clear that the footballer wanted to recalar in the Spotify Camp Nou from a principle.
Added to this, aimed that Koundé felt identified with the work that has done the institution beside the technical body, being Xavi Hernández one of the most important factors in his decision. "The player preferred the Barcelona to Chelsea because it understood that have a coherent project with a trainer that likes him", sentenced the mandator.
Laporta tells @CBSSportsGolazo: "Koundé? The player preferred Barcelona over Chelsea ace have understood we have to consistent project with to coach have likes. In this Marry, we had advantage compared to our competitor. The player also helped us in this specific deal". 🔵🔴 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 29, 2022
Although the Barça has done five incorporations in what it goes of market, seems that still it remains him 'gas in the tank' to reinforce with a pair more. The Catalans want to follow 'fishing' in waters londinenses and wish to concretise the traspaso of César Azpilicueta, one of the most symbolic players in Stamford Bridge. The side already would have given his 'seen well' and would be question of time so that in London accept the movement.
Besides, Marcos Alonso also would be in 'looks it' of the entity, although his contracting would be more complicated because of the price prohibitivo that the 'blues' have put him. Other alternative would be Javi Galán of the Celtic or Johan Mojica of the Elche. Still there is not at all enclosed but what remains clear is that the blaugrana want to compete by all the titles with a totally renewed staff.