Coach maintains contact with Sevilla centre-back and convinced him to sign
Chelsea keep the brutal salary offer they already made last summer
Jules Koundé must decide his fate in the coming hours and Chelsea and Barca have already played their tricks in an attempt to sign one of the most advanced centre-backs on the market. The Blaugrana club were convinced that Chelsea would not enter the final offer for Koundé, but the impossibility of signing Aké (City) and Kimpembe (PSG) changed their objectives to bring the Frenchman back from the Andalusian team. Barca coach Xavi Hernández has been in contact with the player for the past few hours to try to convince him to sign for Barca, but everything is more open than ever and his decision could be imminent.
Xavi has spoken personally about all the goals this season and his emergence has been key for some players to be keen on signing for the Blaugrana side. But there was one in which the contacts were more constant and it was Koundé, a central defender whom the Blaugrana coach adores and who considers him to be the true central defender of the future. This is why the coach intervened in the middle of Chelsea’s offensive to remind the footballer how important he would be in his new Barça and he hopes that the Frenchman will be able to withstand the pressure, even if Barça have nothing to do. financially.
Chelsea’s financial transfer offer is much higher. And not only that. The London club maintains the salary offer it made last summer and which exceeds 10 million net per season. Barca, as SPORT explained a few weeks ago, were aware of these numbers and made it clear a long time ago in Koundé that it would be impossible to reach them and not even approach them. Despite this, Koundé had always given priority to the Blaugrana club considering that his sporting interest had been more intense in the last year.
If Koundé opts for Chelsea, the operation could be closed in the next few hours and the footballer could not even go to the second stage of the sevillistas which will be held in Portugal. In case Koundé suffers the attraction, Sevilla will have no choice but to negotiate with Barça in other conditions inferior to those of Chelsea. The Andalusian club don’t want to enter this scenario even from a distance and hope that everything is on track for the Frenchman to go first.