The Barcelona football director insisted on underlining “the commitment and the firm and insistent will of Jules to come to Barça”
“Marcos Alonso and Azpilicueta? We have a good relationship with Chelsea, but I won’t go into the names of players who have contracts with other clubs.”
Mateu Alemany, football director of the FCBarcelona, revealed the ins and outs of the negotiations for the signing of central defender Jules Koundé during the presentation press conference and explained that in the contacts maintained with the player’s representative, Jonathan Kebe, the club was aware that his first option was clearly to go to the Camp Nou.
German explained that “Jules’ agent has been calling me every day or two for two months to find out the fair play situation, because he had very strong offers. but the player wanted to come to Barça and he waited for us. His insistence was great. At one point I even told Jonathan not to call me anymore, because I didn’t know what to tell him.”
The director of football added that “by closing the second lever, Kounde He had an almost closed agreement with another club, but he wanted to come to Barça. At that time we sent an offer to Sevilla. I want to value the commitment and the firm and insistent will of Jules to come to Barça”.
German He also spoke about the situation of the deported people, although he did not want to give details. He limited himself to saying that “all the players know their situation. Xavi has spoken with everyone and they know the desire of the coaches to know who should continue or leave. We hope that the departures will take place, some on loan, others transferred and others with dismissal.The club’s desire is to reduce the wage bill.
FIGHT AGAINST CHELSEA
The Blaugrana executive was also asked if the struggle with chelsea closing Koundé’s signing could hamper the additions of Marcos Alonso and César Azpilicueta, the Blaugrana club’s next two goals. Alemany was diplomatic and assured that “we are Barça and we are not in competition with anyone. We try to convince the players and their agents that we have the best project, then we negotiate with their clubs. And if there’s a deal, it’s over. We have a good relationship with Chelsea and we had dinner with its owner. I’m not going to go into the names of players who have contracts with other clubs.”
Finally, Alemany spoke about the situation of move the bucket away there aseguró that the decision sober su papel en la plantilla will be of Xavi, aunque congratulations that “es una gran noticia que los jóvenes den pasos adelante. Él lo ha dado. Pero es el míster el que decide quien está en la plantilla y Who’s playing”.