Jules Koundé has been playing for Seville since 2019, impresses every week in the Primera División and is one of Europes most emphatically pursued central defenders. Real Madrid is also carefully linked to him: however, the Royal has failed to enforce a first option on the 22-year-old Frenchman.
Sevilla took over midfielder Óscar Rodríguez from Real Madrid last summer: during those negotiations the name of Koundé fell, reveals manager Pedro Riesco in conversation with Radio Marca. “Real Madrid asked for fifteen million euros for him, but Seville tried to reduce the price: 13.5 million and the first right to take over Koundé,” he says. “They could have taken a big step back then.”
Whether this is a costly mistake will have to be clear in the near future: Real Madrid threatens to lose pieces of furniture Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane and seems to be urgently looking for new central defenders. Koundé is still in Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán until mid-2024. Wednesday evening he stood out in the cup battle with FC Barcelona, with a goal after a solo set on his own half.
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