Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi already in difficulty in this file at 65M €?

Posted on November 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm by The editorial staff

In search of defensive reinforcement, FC Barcelona would follow the trail leading to Jules Koundé. A choice validated by Xavi despite the complexity of the case.

Since the start of the season, FC Barcelona seems to be experiencing some difficulties defensively. Therefore, Joan Laporta would scrutinize the transfer market in search of reinforcements in this sector of play. The Catalan president would begin to place a few names on his list and in recent days, that of Jules Koundé would return regularly. Author of a great 2020-2021 season, the Frenchman saw his courtiers scrambling to secure his services during the summer. But in the end, the 22-year-old stayed on at Sevilla FC . Nevertheless, Barça would not intend to let go of the matter.

Xavi validates the Koundé track but its price could be a brake

Before his arrival at the becomes officialFC Barcelona , Xavi seemed to have approved the choice of the Catalan management to move towards Jules Koundé . A trend that El Nacional confirms. The profile of the 22-year-old defender would appeal to Barça's new coach for several reasons, according to Catalan media. Xavi would appreciate the speed, strength and ball quality at the foot of the French international. For its part, the Catalan management should give it a go for Jules Koundé . But the matter could prove to be quite complicated for FC Barcelona . Indeed, the price of the former Girondins de Bordeaux would be very high. Last summer, the sporting director of Sevilla FC reportedly turned down an offer of € 65 million from Manchester City . In view of the economic situation of FC Barcelona , it is difficult to see how Joan Laporta could be able to put such a sum on the table.

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