WILL REMAIN IN BARCELONA
Barça defines its plan with Koundé: He will not travel to the United States
Published:28/07/2022 - 17:15h
Updated:28/07/2022 - 22:06h
Jules Koundé left the concentration of Seville, this Thursday, to join the dynamics of FC Barcelona. The center-back will continue to recover him from Catalan lands and will 'avoid' the trip to the United States
The signing of Jules Koundé by the FC Barcelona is very near to be announced, after negotiations 'eternal'. During the day of the Wednesday, the Catalan entity arrived to an agreement 'definite' with the Seville by 50 million fixed euros more variable so that the central of 23 years begin to form part of the staff of Xavi Hernández from the next season.
It is thus that this Thursday Koundé abandoned the concentration of the group hispalense in Lagos (Portugal) to put course to Barcelona. During this week, was training under the orders of Julen Lopetegui, but to the margin due to the fact that it is in full recovery after the injury in the pubis of which was operated after the phase of groups of the Nations League, in June. The footballer did not go in to the announcement for the friendly against the Sporting of Portugal (1-1) and neither in front of the Rangers (6-0).
The French landed in Barcelona, as it informed Gerard Romero, during this afternoon and from the club already have defined his plan of 'action' in what it subtracts of the pre-season 2022-2023. It will not travel to United States, place to the club subtracts him a friendly against the New York Network Bull, in New Jersey, in the morning of this Sunday (1:00 h in Spain), as they have informed in the newspaper 'ACE'. The club prefers that it remain in the City Condal and expect to the team, that will arrive shortly after.
In this sense, foresees that this same Thursday the central happen the medical review with the Barça to be presented officially like Barcelona player during the next week. It is worth it to remember that the day Friday 5 August is foreseen the presentation of Robert Lewandowski, but in the before quoted source establish that it will be different acts and that the one of Koundé could be during the first days.
Koundé, a reinforcement of luxury for the Barça
Like this then , the international with France turns into the fifth reinforcement of the first Barcelona team for the season 2022-2023, after Franck Kessié, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski. It has been precisely Xavi Hernández the one who has insisted in his signing to reinforce the axis of the defensive saga. It sees him like the next leader of the team in this zone and thinks that can be key so that the Barça fulfil his aim to litigate by the titles.