Chelsea buy Kounde!

Chelsea buy Kounde!

London’s Chelsea want to strengthen their defense by purchasing Jules Kounde from Sevilla. Kourt Zouma is also part of the transfer.

Last season, we got a new star in the center of defense. It was the defender of Sevilla, Jules Kounde, who was immediately followed by a line of contenders. While Liverpool were negotiating with Ibrahima Konate, and Bayern were luring Dayot Upamecano, Chelsea wanted to take this Frenchman for themselves.

According to top modern insider Fabrizio Romano, negotiations between Chelsea and Sevilla are at an advanced stage. The Blues want to offer Kounde a contract until 2026, but the problem is the amount for the defender. Sevilla want to help out Jules for 70-75 million euros, which is too much for Chelsea. Moreover, if they really want to compete for Haaland, who is worth about 175 million.

As an alternative option, the club from the Premier League offers an exchange for Kurt Zouma with a surcharge. The fact is that Zouma is not included in Thomas Tuchel's plans, and the player needs playing practice. In this case, Sevilla will lose little, but will acquire a worthy replacement with the same passport and a good increase in the transfer budget to strengthen for the Champions League.

As for Chelsea, they will get a perspective in the person of the 22-year-old defender. He is already considered potentially the best defender in the world. With a height of 178 centimeters, he plays great in the air, compensating for the growth in jump height. He's also fast, has a good first pass and isn't afraid to move forward. This is what Chelsea need, which play three center-backs and have a safety net behind them.

Therefore, all other things being equal, Kounde can really make a name for himself in London. As a child, he learned to play by looking at Fabio Cannavaro, and now he is compared to Sergio Ramos in his play. There is little reason for him not to play at Chelsea so far. Only excessive self-confidence at 22 and a tough manner of communication with football players from Thomas Tuchel can make changes. But in theory, such a transfer for Chelsea is insanely profitable.