FC Barcelona has never been so close to completing the arrival of Jules Koundé, the central defender of Sevilla FC.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano understands that a verbal agreement has been reached between the two clubs for the transfer of the 23-year-old French international, who was also courted by Chelsea. For his part, the Mundo Deportivo confirms the existence of common ground between the two parties. Our colleagues speak of a fixed transaction of 50 million euros, plus 10 million euros in bonuses. The formalization of the deal is expected in the next few hours.
After Andreas Christensen, landed free from Chelsea, another central defender will fill the workforce of Xavi. Recruited by the Andalusian team in the summer of 2019 for the sum of 25 million euros, the former Bordeaux player will have played 133 matches in all competitions and scored 9 goals with the club coached by Julen Lopetegui.
Jules Koundé to Barcelona, here we go! Verbal agreement now in place with Sevilla after the long saga and further negotiations today, waiting to get it signed soon. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB
Jules Koundé agreed personal terms with Barça last weekend, contract ready. Xavi, key factor again. pic.twitter.com/eX2jeVPheF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 27, 2022