Sevilla allegedly turned down a shock €55m offer from Premier League giants Manchester City for central defender Jules Kounde. City discussed a £46M proposal while Nicolas Otamendi has been mentioned as a potential ‘makeweight’ in a deal. Sevilla will push for more than £50M.
Kounde rumoured to be under the eyes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City. As a result of an impressive debut campaign at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in 2019-20. The French U21 international made 40 appearances in all competitions last season. Julen Lopetegui’s side secured a sixth Europa League title in August.
As per an exclusive report from Marca, Sevilla has rejected an initial bid from Pep Guardiola’s side, with the Andalusians determined to hold out for his full €90m release clause.
City allegedly rumoured to be tracking Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly as their first choice ahead of the closure of the transfer window next month.
In conclusion, Kounde proves a promising backup alternative for the Senegalese international. However, City unlikely to offer more than €70m for the former Bordeaux centre back in the coming weeks.