Of the 20 most expensive transfers in Sevilla history, seven in total ended up at Camp Nou
Koundé is the latest in a list that includes Alves, Lenglet, Rakitic, Aleix Vidal, Keita and Adriano
the bridge between Barca there Sevilla reopened in this transfer market. With the arrival of Koundé in exchange for 50 million euros and 10 others in variables, the azulgrana club has signed up to seven footballers who appear as the 20 most expensive transfers in the history of the Sevillian entity. As in 2018, the culé technical secretariat once again strengthens its defense with a sevillista.
the sports director, monchi, repeatedly linked with the Catalan team, has become one of the proper names in the modern history of the Andalusian team: the arrival of historical players like Canoes, Alves, Louis Fabian, reyes, Jesus Navas, Baptista oh Rakitic, among many others, bear his signature. players who In addition to offering excellent performancehave been a breath of fresh air in an economical way: buy low and sell high.
That of San Fernando he has generated a fortune for the entity thanks to his great ability to discover talents in continental football. He took office at the turn of the century and only a brief tour of the Italian capital separated him from his Andalusia: the former Sevilla player was an important figure at AS Roma between 2017 and 2019, when he left the club to return to Nervión.
A figure of around €500 million
His 20 most important transfers they left in the club’s coffers a figure (495.5 M€) which is around half a billion euros. And the most striking thing: an investment of only €107.1 million, which comes to represent a profit of 462.65%. Monchi’s clinical eye is already LaLiga history: important players have stood out with the Sevilla club and they ended up making the jump to more economically powerful teams, including Barca, real Madrid oh Manchester City.
Interestingly, in this same summer market, two movements fully integrated into the top 10: Koundé was at the top (50M€) and he could even increase his gap if Barça ended up also paying out the €10m corresponding to the variable tranche, while Diego Carlos (€30m) slips to sixth place after leaving for Aston Villa.
The list of the 20 most expensive transfers in club historywith the figures for sales and purchases, is as follows: Kounde (50M€ / 25M€), Alves (€40m / €0.5m), lenglet (35M€ / 5.4M€), player (32M€ / 7.5M€), Bay (30M€ / 10M€), Diego Charles (30M€ / 15M€), Negredo (28M€ / 15M€), Sergio Ramos (27M€ / 0M€), Jesus Navas (26M€ / 0M€), Krychowiak (26M€ / 5.5M€), Jose Antonio Reyes (24M€ / 0M€), Baptista (24M€ / 3.5M€), Kondogbia (20M€ / 4M€), Rakitic (€18m / €2.5m), Alberto Moreno (18M€ / 0M€), Alex Vidal (17M€ / 0M€), Keita (14M€ / 4M€), Adrian (€13.5m / €2.1m), Medium (€13m / €3.3m) y Fazio (€10m / €0.8m).
Barça, a regular club
FC Barcelona has become one of the most loyal customers of the Seville market. Since the 2008/09 season, when Barca fished Dani Alves for a figure that amounted to 40 million eurossignings have happened over the years: Adriano (2010), Keita (2012), Rakitic (2014), Aleix Vidal (2015), Lenglet (2018) and, the last to arrive, Koundé (2022).
The culé group found in Seville an ideal place to strengthen your workforce over the years. With the exception of Alex Vidalwhich ended up returning to nerve for much less than the amount paid, and Clement Lengletwhose performances have gone from less and less the club was forced to transfer him to premier leaguethe rest of the players achieved an excellent performance: Dani Alves, Seydou Keita there Adrian Correia They were important at Barca Pep Guardiolawhile Ivan Rakitic has been consolidated with Luis Enrique.
Koundé, an ideal profile for Xavi
So far the center of Seville, Jules Kounde, is a profile that fits completely into the idiosyncrasy of Xavi Hernández’s team. What one of the most dominant centre-backs of the last two La Liga seasonsthe 23-year-old Frenchman and international with Didier Deschampslands in the Catalan capital in optimal maturity point and with ideal characteristics to succeed.
The French, to whom he still had two years left on his contractfinally decided on FC Barcelona despite Chelsea’s good offer for Thomas Tuchel. Xavi Hernández’s football idea and the historical greatness of a club like azulgrana were more than enough reasons to wait and head to Camp Nouwhere he will be a defensive mainstay alongside Ronald Araujo.
The former Bordeaux He closed his stage at Sánchez Pizjuán with a total of 133 official matches played among all the competitions, where he got a Europa League (2020) and recorded nine points there three assists.