FC Barcelona central defender Jules Koundé came out of his silence in reaction to speculation about his situation in Catalonia.
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Disturbed by his status and the fact that Xavi aligns him more on the right flank than in central defense, Jules Koundé would like to leave FC Barcelona during the next summer transfer window, as explained on our site. Under contract until June 2027, the 24-year-old French defender has no shortage of courtiers. Across the Channel, three Premier League teams would be interested in the situation of the former resident of Sevilla FC, bought during the summer of 2022 by the Catalan leaders against a check for 50 million euros. But is the Habs really on the start?
“I’m not going anywhere”
If the Blaugrana’s director of football, Mateu Alemany, has admitted that the case of the ex-Bordeaux will have to be settled “in-house”, Jules Koundé does not intend to change air in the off-season. On his account Twitterthe player with 19 caps with the Blues denied all the rumors about him. “To be clear: at no time did I ask to leave so I’m not going anywhere”, warns the Parisian, whose name is also mentioned on the side of Paris Saint-Germain. But the Ile-de-France staff said no to his profile.
Para que quede claro: en ningún momento pidé para salir por lo tanto no me voy a ir a ningún lado.
— Jules Kounde (@jkeey4) May 25, 2023
Everything therefore suggests that Jules Koundé will continue his career with FC Barcelona at the end of the 2022-2023 season, during which he played 38 matches in all competitions including 27 La Liga matches, with a first goal in his new colors. against Espanyol Barcelona (4-2, 34th day) on May 14. The 2023 Spanish champion is unlikely to sell him just twelve months after his arrival given the huge investment made by management. Unless of course a team agrees to pay a substantial sum impossible to refuse, the club still wishing to reduce its payroll in order to finance the return of the Argentine striker Lionel Messi.