News From Spain: Barcelona to seal move for Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde in the coming hours

Barcelona have prepared the contracts to complete their move for Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde in the coming hours as per Fabrizio Romano. The fixed fee will be for €50m plus add-ons. Kounde has already left Sevilla’s pre-season camp in Portugal.

Kounde is ready and waiting to put pen to paper and officially become a Barcelona player – he’s a big part of why this move has happened in the first place. Chelsea had been in pole position after agreeing a deal with Sevilla last week but Kounde delayed on giving the West London club the green light. This gave Barcelona the chance to move for him and frustrated Chelsea.

Kounde joined Sevilla in the summer of 2019 and has since established himself as one of the best centre-backs in Europe, building an iron-clad partnership with Diego Carlos at the heart of the Andalusians’ defence. The idea of him doing the same with Ronald Araujo is positively mouthwatering.

Barcelona have contracts ready to complete Jules Koundé deal with Sevilla in the next hours. Fixed fee will be around €50m plus add-ons. No doubts or issues, just matter of time – here we go confirmed. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB

Koundé left Sevilla’s camp in Lagos, @gerardromero reported.

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 28, 2022