Jules Koundé, new signing of the FC Barcelona

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OFFICIAL! Jules Koundé is the new player of FC Barcelona

Published:28/07/2022 - 18:47h

Updated:28/07/2022 - 19:53h

FC Barcelona has reached an agreement with Sevilla for the transfer of Jules Koundé, who will reinforce Xavi Hernández's defense for the next four seasons

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The FC Barcelona has confirmed his fifth signing for the season 2022-2023, after Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen, like free agents, in addition to Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski. The Barcelona arrived to an agreement with the Seville for the traspaso of Jules Koundé, central French of 23 years, the one who engages with the team trained by Xavi Hernández by the next four seasons, that is to say, until 30 June 2026.

The born player in Paris had turned into the obsession of the trainer of Terrassa to reinforce his defensive saga and was he, precisely, the one who 'forced' that left planted to Chelsea that it already had an agreement with the Seville for his signing. Xavi Hernández was in constant communication with Koundé in the last weeks and convinced him to add to his sportive project, with which expects to carry to the Barça to contest all the titles from this season.

Koundé Is considered like one of the central with greater projection of the European football. It is a fixed headline in the selection of France and in the Seville, after his go through the Girondis of Burdeos, turned into the angular piece of the saga of Julen Lopetegui. In three seasons in Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán signed 134 parties (with nine goals) and is one of the big managers that the hispalenses went, in these last years, one of the most defensive teams of LaLiga.

In these last years already has left clear with which wood is done. There is those who have cataloged him like the 'new Sergio Bouquets', although with his big projection would be able to improve it in the next seasons. And it is that Jules Koundé has marvelled by his big strength for the disputes of balloon, being able to add with a lot of intensity in spite of not being the central higher or corpulento.

The international with 'them bleus' wins a big quantity of duels, costing of his speed and stands out his aerial game, where always has showed imponente. In the Barça handle very good reports of Koundé and stand out the comfort that has with the balloon, as well as his capacity to offer a line of pass to receive (so much in circulation without pressure as in a moment committed), assuming risks and daring when it is necessary.

Xavi, 'enamoured' of Koundé

On the other hand, in the Seville has showed very able to identify when the team surpasses the line of rival pressure in contrary field to find a space and go out in driving with speed and the spherical hit to the foot. All these qualities have done that Xavi was had to turn into it the leader of the Barcelona defensive saga. It thinks that has the experience and sufficient quality and like this has transmitted it to him.

It is thus that since it began the market of signings estival insisted -untiringly- in his traspaso. The culés were conscious that it would be an operation complicated by what asked the Seville and because Chelsea also was 'bidding' by him. Finally, lto predisposition of the player of recalar in the Spotify Camp Nou imposed .

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