• Thu. Aug 11th, 2022

Barcelona sign Kounde from Sevilla

Jul 30, 2022

Barcelona have agreed on a fundamental level to sign French worldwide safeguard Jules Kounde from Sevilla, both La Liga clubs said on Thursday. Monetary subtleties of the arrangement were not unveiled.

As per media reports, Barcelona will pay 55 million euros ($55.82 million) for the 23-year-old focus back.

“The authority idea of the arrangement is reliant upon the player passing a clinical and the marking of agreements,” Barca said in an explanation.

Chelsea had made a few offers for Kounde during last year’s exchange window and reports proposed he was near joining the Premier League club this prior month Barcelona made a late push.Barcelona, who likewise beat Chelsea to the marking of Brazilian winger Raphinha from Leeds United recently, completed second in La Liga last season.

Kounde shows up in Catalonia following three years with Sevilla, where he showed up in all contests and brought home the Europa League championship in his most memorable season in the wake of joining from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux in 2019.

Barcelona have proactively reinforced their backline this late spring with the expansion of focus back Andreas Christensen on a free exchange from Chelsea.

They likewise marked Polish forward Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, both on free exchanges, in a bustling exchange window regardless of being tormented by major monetary issues.

The club’s spending has been fuelled by the offer of 25% of their homegrown TV privileges to venture company Sixth Street for the following 25 years. Nonetheless, Barcelona need to meet La Liga’s compensation cap to have the option to enroll their new signings.

Xavi Hernandez’s side will start their La Liga crusade at home to Rayo Vallecano on Aug 13.The most striking distinction is the sensation of room. Space in the stands and space on the pitch. As England and Germany step out for the last of the 2009 European Championship, the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki is not exactly half full: the lines of dark plastic seats making their own shade, the commotion basically dissipating like steam. To a great extent this is owing to the way that the last – for some bewildering reason – is being played on a Thursday night in September. A portion of the English papers haven’t even tried to send anyone.

The horde of a little more than 15,000 is blessed to receive a battered defeat: Germany running out 6-2 victors, constraining England’s free gathering of for the most part semi-master players to pursue them to weariness. The degree of responsibility is unstinting. The degree of specialized capacity is shockingly great. What’s missing is the force: the strategic refinement, the speed of thought and activity, the practical preparation that permits present day players to run and take a different path and jump and slide with similar energy in minute 90 as in minute one.It feels like old history, and in a way it is, and in a way it isn’t. A portion of the players engaged with that game are as yet thumping around. The substitute goalkeeper Lisa Weiss is Merle Frohms’ student at Wolfsburg. The resilient Jill Scott, presently 35, has highlighted for England at the current year’s competition. However, the game they were playing then, at that point, and the game they are playing presently should be two unique games, existing in two distinct universes.

Thus 13 years after Faye White and Birgit Prinz drove England and Germany out into a half-vacant arena and a world unconcerned with them, Leah Williamson and Alexandra Popp will feel the commotion and the claustrophobia of a sold-out Wembley before they have even left the passage. Nowadays they are completely paid experts and commonly recognized names. They will detect the large numbers of eyes upon them, in bars and family rooms and on telephone screens all around the landmass. They have both been on this insane ride to the point of feeling the dizziness, to see the value in the distance that has been gone in a limited capacity to focus time.

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