Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi's plans already weighed down by Real Madrid?

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Posted November 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm by The editorial staff

While FC Barcelona thought they had almost free rein in the Jules Koundé case, it would ultimately not be the case. Real Madrid are said to be very advanced in the negotiations with the Frenchman.

In addition to a complicated economic situation, FC Barcelona are unable to get back on their feet in sport. The Catalan club are in ninth place in the Spanish championship after their draw against Celta Vigo this Saturday (3-3). During the meeting as since the start of the season, Barça showed some shortcomings in the defensive sector. Therefore, Joan Laporta would seek to bring reinforcement in the new workforce of Xavi and Jules Koundé would be one of his targets. El Nacional also revealed that FC Barcelona had almost a free hand in the matter since the French would have stopped discussions with Real Madrid . But in reality, it would not be.

Real Madrid on pole for Jules Koundé

As El Nacional explains now, it would be Real Madrid who would be in pole position in the Jules Koundé file. Indeed, the exchanges between the Madrid club and the international tricolor would be particularly advanced. While FC Barcelona thought they had the way almost clear for the 22-year-old defender, Joan Laporta would finally see the matter become more and more complicated. In addition to the colossal prize of the French, the president of FC Barcelona will have to fight with the great rival Merengue to secure the services of Jules Koundé . To be continued.

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