Intentionally or not, Kounde has been the undisputed protagonist of Sevilla. At first, the player did not travel to Portugal with his teammates for the pre-season, but according to the latest information, the Frenchman has changed his mind and has asked the coaching staff to take him with the rest of the squad.
Kounde is very close to leaving the club. The unknown is what his next destination will be, as he has been linked with Chelsea and Barça. The Blues, in principle, would be the best positioned to sign the centre-back.
Joan Laporta, the ‘Cule’ president, has practically ruled him out. In a video published by ‘Relevo’ on its social networks, a fan asks him about the defender.
“How do you see Kounde’s situation?” the fan asks. “Kounde? No… He’s signed for Chelsea,” Laporta replied.
And it seems that it is not only Laporta who sees it as complicated. ‘Sport’ adds to this information that in the heart of the club they consider “very difficult” the arrival of Kounde, although they promise to fight until the moment when it is announced that Kounde will become a Chelsea player.
For the time being, Barça have secured the signings of Kessie, Christensen, Raphinha and Lewandowski. In addition, the club has secured the continuity of Ousmane Dembele.
The ‘Cules’ consider that the attack is more than well covered, now they are working on the defence. Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso and Kounde are the favourites, although there are other options such as Pau Torres in case one of them gets complicated.