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Barcelona confirm Kounde signing from Sevilla 

Kounde was close to signing for Chelsea in a deal that was rumoured to be upwards of €65m, but Barcelona hijacked the deal, with Xavi insisting on signing the French defender.

• July 28, 2022
Jules Kounde

FC Barcelona has officially announced the signing of French defender Jules Kounde from Sevilla, in principle, on a five-year deal.

The player joins Barcelona for around €50m with some add-ons and other variables, and the deal is still subject to him passing his medicals.

Kounde was close to signing for Chelsea in a deal that was rumoured to be upwards of €65m, but Barcelona hijacked the deal, with Xavi insisting on signing the French defender.

The 23-year-old defender is Barcelona’s sixth summer signing after Pablo Torre, Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessie, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski.

Kounde made 95 appearances in La Liga for Sevilla, scoring five goals.

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