The last days promise to be very emotional for Jules Koundé. Chelsea and FC Barcelona have activated with the entourage of the French player and the English club has decided to take the first step to try to conclude the traspaso agreement with Sevilla, once had the ‘OK’ of the player.
The footballer’s entourage have mentioned that Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel’s key burst was key to the outcome of the signing. Koundé, very convinced to play at Barça by the talks which had been supported by Xavi Hernández, understood the message of the German coach and the effort that Chelsea were making and changed his mind, explains ‘Sport’.
Barça follows without yielding by defeat, but already knows that the player sees with a good eye his signature by the English team and will not put any obstacle if he gives the economic agreement with the londinense entity. Koundé has waited for Barca, but the numbers that put Chelsea on the table look hard to match for the culé team.
Not only by the traspaso, which would provide some 60 million euros to Sevilla, but by the multimillionaire salary which offers the player more than ten million net per season. Koundé is very fond of Xavi and the sporting direction, but at the Camp Nou no player has to offer these numbers.
Tuchel, like Koulibaly, has finished picking up the phone to convince of his goal. In the case of Koundé, the footballer wanted to know his role in the team and the future project within the club. The German technician gave him guarantees on the fortress of the new Chelsea despite the change of owner and the player gave the green light.