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Jules Kounde speaks out on switch hypothesis

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Jules Kounde has asserted that he doesn’t intend to depart Barcelona this summer season.

90min revealed earlier this week that Barça had been shocked by stories that the Frenchman was looking for an exit as a result of being performed out of place for a lot of this season, and that they weren’t impressed together with his conduct.

Nonetheless, Kounde has now refuted claims that he requested Barcelona to let him search a brand new problem solely a 12 months after signing from Sevilla.

“To make it clear, at no time did I ask to depart, and I am not going wherever,” the defender stated on Twitter.

This assertion dispels additional hypothesis that arose when Barcelona’s director of soccer, Mateu Alemany, did not quell rumours of a possible exit after Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat to Actual Valladolid.

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Alemany on the time stated: “These are inside conditions that we are going to resolve internally.”

Head coach Xavi has since confirmed that he had mentioned the matter with Kounde and asserted that they had been on the identical web page.

“I spoke to him, sure, we had been glad, and every little thing was clear.”I do not see any issues. We each got here out of the assembly glad,” Xavi insisted.

Kounde has performed an important function in Xavi’s staff this season, serving to them regain La Liga from Actual Madrid.

The membership will look to strengthen this summer season to compete on all fronts this season, however their monetary challenges and the necessity to adjust to La Liga’s feasibility plans might necessitate the sale of key gamers to safe prime switch targets.

Barcelona have proven curiosity in Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard – one other versatile French defender able to enjoying at right-back and centre-back – and 90min understands they’d thought-about providing them Kounde as a part of a possible package deal.

Chelsea, as soon as managed by Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel, had beforehand Kounde for 2 years earlier than his transfer to Barcelona final summer season. Newcastle are additionally admirers of the defender.


On this week’s version of Speaking Transfers, a part of the 90min podcast community, Scott Saunders is joined by Toby Cudworth and Graeme Bailey to debate all the most recent switch information. On the agenda: Tottenham’s pursuit of Feyenoord supervisor Arne Slot, Bayern Munich’s curiosity in Declan Rice, Joshua Kimmich, Neymar & extra!

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