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Pau Torres has Barça's 'OK' if the 'Koundé operation' fails

Published:21/07/2022 - 20:00h

Updated:21/07/2022 - 20:11h

At FC Barcelona, nervousness has increased regarding the possible arrival of Jules Koundé and at the club they have begun to consider the alternatives in case the Frenchman ends up at Chelsea

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The arrival of Jules Koundé to the FC Barcelona is all less ensured. In fact, in front of the irruption of Chelsea in the negotiations with the Seville, the traspaso luce increasingly complicated. The culés are not in conditions to reach the economic pretences of the ones of Nervión, that have accepted the 65 million euros that put the londinenses, and work in a proposal to the drop to see if they can negotiate.

The future of Koundé is in his more key moment and in the Barça there is some fear, although the own footballer has left clear that would prefer recalar in the Spotify Camp Nou. Nevertheless, the Barcelona sportive direction wants to cover the backs and have been working in the list of alternatives in case that, finally, the Parisian recale in the Stamford Bridge. To the names of Milan Skriniar, William Saliba, Gvardiol, Iñigo Martínez and Roger Ibañez, has added him the one of Pau Torres, defender of the Villarreal and the selection of Spain.

The footballer of 25 years, as 'Sportive World', figure like one of the options that stirs the Barcelona picture to reinforce his defence. It is a player that always has liked to the sportive direction of the club and that has been in the radar culé by long. Would have the 'OK' since it was juvenile, of agreement to this information. The problem will be his price of traspaso, that round the 50 or 60 million euros.

And it is that the Barça has wanted him fichar from juvenile age. 'MD' explains that "had the OK to his contracting but by a reason or by another, never gave the 'himself' final". With 16 or 17 years, the technical office of the club decided to recommend to the footballer, but the operation went postponing until descartó, because they had other priorities. Now, could restart the operation.

Possible operation?

It is worth it to remember that in 2018 the Barça had 'tied'to Pau Torres with Robert Fernández in the technical office. In this moment, the operation aimed to cost 25 million euros, but with the entrance of Eric Abidal to the charge remained "in at all". Now, it can cost the double or more, put the Villarreal considers it one of his players crash.

Only him retenerían in case that, in question, want to remain in The Ceramics. If it is not like this, they will put it in the market before 31 July. The year happened the Tottenham offered 50 'kilos' and foresees that they do not go to accept less than this. The operation, in any case, will depend on what suceda with Koundé.

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