The future of Jules Kounde at Barcelona has become the subject of intense speculation, with rumors suggesting that he may be open to leaving the club in the summer due to his dissatisfaction with playing at right-back.
The latest development in this ongoing saga comes from Gerard Romero, who suggests that Barcelona will only entertain the idea of Kounde’s departure if they receive offers of at least 90 million euros. Follow your favourite La Liga team with attractive betting odds from Empire777.
Romero also adds that Kounde is not officially on the transfer list, and Barcelona believes that the recent rumors may be a tactic employed by his agent to initiate negotiations for an improved salary.
In the event that Kounde does leave Barcelona, the club reportedly has their sights set on Villarreal’s Juan Foyth as their primary choice for a replacement.
When questioned about Kounde’s situation before Barcelona’s match against Real Valladolid, Mateu Alemany, the club’s representative, simply stated, “Internal situations will be resolved internally.”
Currently, it would come as a surprise if Barcelona were to sell Kounde after just one season at the Camp Nou. However, it is no secret that the club is in need of sales and may struggle to find buyers willing to pay significant fees for some of their peripheral players.
Speculation has also surrounded the potential departures of Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres this summer, but both players have expressed their desire to remain at the club and continue their development within the Barcelona setup.
As the transfer window approaches, Barcelona finds themselves at a crucial juncture, balancing the need for squad restructuring with the aspirations of their talented young stars. The resolution of Kounde’s situation will undoubtedly play a significant role in shaping the club’s plans for the upcoming season. Get all the latest updates from the La Liga only on Empire777 Sports.