Xavi addresses Jules Kounde future amidst departure rumours

Barcelona's Jules Kounde celebrates scoring against Espanyol on May 14, 2023

Barcelona head train Xavi downplays ideas that Jules Kounde can leave the Catalan titans this summer season.

Barcelona head train Xavi has actually soft-pedaled ideas that Jules Kounde can leave the Catalan titans throughout this summer season’s transfer home window.

The 24-year-old made the relocate to Camp Nou from Sevilla last July, as well as he has actually been an essential player for the La Liga champs this period, including on 38 celebrations, racking up as soon as as well as supplying 6 aids while doing so.

Kounde has actually won the Spanish Super Cup as well as La Liga title throughout his very first project at the club, yet there is presently supposition bordering his future at Camp Nou.

According to SPORTING ACTIVITY, the France worldwide is eager to leave Barcelona this summer season as he is miserable with his present placement in the group.

Kounde has actually mainly included as a right-back throughout the 2022-23 project, with Ronald Araujo as well as Andreas Christensen showing to be head train Xavi’s favored centre-back collaboration.

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The Frenchman supposedly ‘does not really feel comfy at right-back’ as well as intends to relocate to a group where he would certainly be assured a placement in the center of the protection.

Chelsea were greatly related to his solutions last summer season, as well as the Blues are thought to be maintaining a close eye on the growths.

Meanwhile, Manchester City, Manchester United as well as Arsenal are likewise claimed to be checking the scenario, yet Xavi soft-pedaled ideas that Kounde can leave on Tuesday evening.

Speaking after Barcelona’s 3-1 loss to Real Valladolid in La Liga, the head train claimed: “When I consulted with Kounde, we understood where the discussion was going as well as we both left satisfied.

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“I spoke with Kounde. I was very clear with him, and he knows that the media are making a lot of noise. There’s no problem.”

Kounde still has one more 4 years left on his agreement at Camp Nou, yet Barcelona are under stress to make some huge sales this summer season because of their monetary troubles.

Sergio Busquets‘s separation at the end of following month has actually currently been verified, while Jordi Alba is likewise extensively anticipated to leave this summer season regardless of having one more year delegated operate on his bargain.

Barcelona will certainly need to remain to make area in their budget plan in order to stand a possibility of re-signing Lionel Messi, with the Argentina worldwide anticipated to leave Paris Saint-Germain on a cost-free transfer this summer season.

Since being verified as La Liga champs with a 4-2 gain Espanyol, Xavi’s side have actually shed versus Real Sociedad as well as Real Valladolid in the organization, as well as they are currently preparing to complete their period versus Mallorca (H) as well as Celta Vigo (A) on May 28 as well as June 4 specifically.

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