Koundé refuses Tottenham by Nuno Espírito Santo – ZAP

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Seville needs to sell player passes and Jules Koundé is one of the priorities. But the Frenchman wants to be in the Champions League.

Jules Koundé was one of the undisputed holders of the Seville in the last two seasons. Since he arrived at the club in 2019, from the Bordeaux, the young man has already participated in 89 games for Sevilla but he is one of the priorities for… leaving.

In the last two summer markets, the Spanish leadership has spent a lot of money on reinforcements. O amount spent on hiring was much higher than what was achieved on sales of footballers passes. Therefore, 2021 is the year to sell. Even if they are team figures leaving.

In this context, two priorities emerge: Jules Koundé and Youssef En-Nesyri. However, and although more than a dozen teams have already shown interest in Koundé, his transfer is not easy.

First, because the Spanish club warns all interested that, if they want to sign the defender who was at the Euro 2020 (only played in Portugal-France), will have to pay at least 60 million euross – the termination clause is set at 80 million.

Second, because the French himself only accepts going out if he thinks he’s going to a club with bigger ambitions – and Tottenham does not make this list.

The English club, which now has Nuno Espírito Santo as coach, he wanted to have Koundé but, according to the newspaper Marca, the footballer himself refused to move to London.

Tottenham finished the last edition of the Premier League in seventh place and, therefore, won’t be in the next Champions League. Jules Koundé does not want to leave a team that will be in the Champions League to reinforce a team that will compete in the new Conference League.

The operation was canceled right from the start, despite the 22-year-old being one of Nuno Espírito Santo’s requests, after being confirmed as Tottenham’s coach.

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