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French defender Jules Kounde has joined Barcelona on a five-year deal from Sevilla


Jul-29 02:46 first published at 02:46 AM

Jules Kounde will be the latest player to join FC Barcelona after the Catalan club confirmed an agreement with Sevilla.

FC Barcelona and Sevilla have reached an agreement in principle to sign French defender Jules Kounde on Thursday, July 28. Fabrizio Romano, a respected football writer and analyst, confirmed the news on Twitter. He is expected to sign for a fixed fee of around €50 million, plus add-ons.
“Barcelona and Sevilla have reached an agreement for the transfer of Jules Olivier Kounde, pending the player passing a medical and the signing of contracts, both clubs confirm,” Fabrizio tweeted.

It’s official and confirmed. Jules Koundé has joined Barcelona on a permanent basis after leaving Sevilla.
“Barcelona and Sevilla have agreed to the transfer of Jules Olivier Kounde, subject to the player passing a medical and signing contracts,” both clubs confirm.
July 28, 2022 — Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano)

Negotiations for Kounde had been ongoing for several weeks, and it was thought that the player would sign with Chelsea at one point.
Fabrizio, who is always in the know, tweeted on Wednesday, July 27: “Jules Kounde to Barcelona, here we go! After a long saga, a verbal agreement has been reached with Sevilla, and further negotiations are underway today; we hope to have it signed soon.”

Here we go, Jules Koundé to Barcelona! After a lengthy saga and additional negotiations today, a verbal agreement has been reached with Sevilla, and it is expected to be signed soon. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB
Jules Koundé agreed to personal terms with Barça last weekend and has a contract in hand. Again, Xavi is a key player.
July 27, 2022 — Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano)

“Xavi is a big reason why I’m here,” Koundé says of Xavi Hernández, the man who changed the deal. His pitch convinced me, and I’m eager to begin working with the team.” 🔵🔴 #FCB
“It’s clear that we both view football the same way.”
July 28, 2022 — Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano)

The French international is the third big name to join Catalan club in recent weeks. They have already signed Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich and Raphina from Leeds United.

The first paraules of @jkeey4 in Barcelona.
July 28, 2022 — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona cat)

There is still no news or confirmation on the situation regarding Sutch midfielder Frenkie DeJong. He seems adamant that he wants to stay with the club, had been suggested that Xavi asked the player to take a massive drop in his salary if he wanted to remain at the Spotify Camp Nou.
Mystery also surrounds the ‘signing’ from Chelsea of Cesar Azpilicueta, as no full confirmation of this deal has been given yet.

Barcelona have confirmed again to César Azpilicueta their intention to negotiate again with Chelsea in order to sign him. 🔵🔴 #FCB
No full agreement between clubs yet, as Tuchel would love to keep Azpi but Barcelona will be on it again, after completing Koundé deal.
July 27, 2022 — Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano)

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