Barcelona reveal Jules Kounde’s agent known as them ‘virtually on daily basis’ a couple of Nou Camp transfer, regardless of additionally being in talks with Chelsea… because the Spanish giants insist their relationship with the Blues is ‘superb’ regardless of gazumping them TWICE now
- Barcelona have revealed Jules Kounde’s agent’s fixed calls to push deal
- The Spanish aspect say their relationship with Chelsea stays optimistic nonetheless
- Cesar Azpilicueta might be subsequent participant to be mentioned by the 2 golf equipment
The membership’s director of soccer Mateu Alemany mentioned the participant’s personal desire for enjoying for Barcelona, and Barça releasing extra funds by promoting off a larger chunk of its future TV rights was the important thing to snatching him from Chelsea’s grasp.
Alemany mentioned: ‘Nearly on daily basis they (Kounde’s staff) known as me for an replace as a result of Kounde needed to hitch Barça and he was ready for us.
Jules Kounde poses in his new Barcelona shirt however was getting ready to becoming a member of Chelsea
The defender moved to the Nou Camp after turning down Stamford Bridge in favour of Spain
‘Ultimately I needed to inform Jonathan (Kebe, the participant’s agent) to not name anymore as a result of I did not know what to inform him.
‘After we offered the second portion of future TV rights, Kounde had virtually closed his cope with one other membership. However he needed to return to Barça.’
The feedback verify that the French defender was stalling his transfer to Chelsea within the hope that Barcelona would launch funds to signal him.
Barcelona have spent 158 millones euros thus far this summer time, funded by the dump of, first 10 per cent, after which an additional 15 per cent, of future TV rights to the funding fund Sixth Road.
Thomas Tuchel failed in his try and signal Jules Kounde and make him a part of his squad
These gross sales have generated over 500m euros and the spending is just not over but with Cesar Azpilicueta nonetheless a goal.
Alemany mentioned he didn’t consider the Kounde and Raphinha offers had soured relations with Chelsea to the extent that they could now wrestle to do enterprise with them over the skilled Spain worldwide.
He added: ‘We’ve an excellent relationship with Chelsea. We had dinner with the membership’s proprietor (Todd Boehly). It is attainable that we’ve curiosity in one other one among their gamers however I do not wish to discuss gamers who’ve contracts at different golf equipment.’
Barcelona are nonetheless eager to signal Chelsea’s Spanish full-back Cesar Azpilicueta this summer time
Xavi requested the membership to signal Azpilicueta way back to final January. He known as the participant personally however Azpilicueta didn’t wish to depart Chelsea mid-season. Xavi desires the 32-year-old alongside Kounde, Ronald Araujo and Jordi Alba in his first selection defence this season.
Kounde confirmed his desire for Barcelona throughout his presentation on Monday when he mentioned: ‘Sure Chelsea needed me however I selected Barça. It wasn’t tough for me.’
The participant confirmed that Barcelona coach Xavi had performed a giant half in his transfer. He mentioned: ‘I had good conversations with Xavi and he confirmed me that he needed me to return right here.’
Barcelona president Joan Laporta addressed Kounde immediately in his presentation saying: ‘We’re grateful for the trouble you’ve got made to return right here. We would like gamers that wish to play for Barcelona. Xavi needed us to signal you. I am certain you’ll be very profitable.’