Kounde aspires to play in the Albion!

Kounde aspires to play in the Albion!

Last summer, Jules Kounde moved to Barcelona, where he quickly became the champion of Spain. However, the Frenchman is dissatisfied with his status with the Catalan giants and dreams of playing in the English Premier League - Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in the football player’s services!

The 24-year-old Kounde's main role is as a central defender, but at Barcelona he plays in an unloved position on the right wing. This is all a necessary measure, since there is only one performer of this role in the Blaugrana - Hector Bellerin, who is currently on loan at Sporting. Here, Xavi Hernandez pushed Jules into an uncomfortable frame, although one goal and six assists in 38 matches is still a sign of the high class of the world vice-champion in the France national team.

Let us remind you that a year ago, Barcelona won the race for Kounde from Chelsea at the last moment, paying an impressive 80 million euros for the player. Now it is the Blues who are among the main contenders for the purchase of Jules. New the Londoners coach Mauricio Pochettino is interested in reinforcing the center of defense, despite the presence of experienced Koulibaly and Thiago Silva, as well as young Badiashile and Fofana. It's no secret that in order to regain Chelsea's former status, healthy competition is needed in all problematic positions.

The situation is similar for Manchester United, which, under the leadership of Erik ten Hag, regained their place in the Champions League, which will be a good motivation for future Red Devils newcomers. In the center of defense, the Dutch specialist played a pair of Varane-Martinez, while Lindelof and Maguire replaced them. Since they have a lot of questions about the quality of the game, the Manchester United bosses will lay out several tens of millions of euros without batting an eye for the sake of a qualitative increase.

Despite Kounde's dissatisfaction, Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez plans to keep the Frenchman in the team, paying tribute to his playing skills. It's no secret that for three years in Seville, Jules has grown to the title of one of the best defenders in the world, and using him in a different role is rather a force majeure. The next off-season can also buy a quality Blaugrana right back, and then the 24-year-old Kounde will return to his element and will definitely bring even more benefit to the Catalans.

As for us, Jules Kounde and Barcelona will resolve all controversial issues and continue cooperation for the next few years. It is unlikely that the Frenchman will take root in Chelsea, which is already crowded with defenders, and in Manchester United he is not guaranteed a concrete place in the lineup. In addition, the Blaugrana under the leadership of Xavi is a more promising project than the moneybags of the overly competitive Premier League.