French professional footballer, Jules Kounde has reportedly agreed on a personal term to play for the Spanish football club, Barcelona.
Naija News understands that the 23-year-old currently plays for La Liga club, Sevilla.
The young star was said to have earlier rejected a move to Premier League side, Chelsea in favour of a move to Camp Nou.
Kounde is hopeful to become a key component in Xavi’s defensive unit this summer and in years to come.
Barca have taken every necessary step to sign Kounde and the club is expected to soon make an official announcement on the deal with the French star, renowned sports pundit, Fabrizio Romano confirmed on his verified Twitter page.
According to the footballer insider, “Barcelona have already drawn up a plan to announce the signing of Kounde. They are expected to make the announcement today, within the coming hours.”
Also affirming the development, transfer guru, Nicolo Schira said the Catalans will now splash the sum of €50 miilion plus €10 million to seal the deal with Sevilla for Kounde’s signature.
Schira, who disclosed this in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Thursday morning, said Barcelona’s deal for the Frenchman is ‘done.’
He added that Kounde will sign a contract with Barcelona that will see him remain at Camp Nou until 2027.
Schira tweeted: “Done Deal and confirmed! Jules #Koundè to #Barça from #Sevilla for €50M + 10M as bonuses.
“Contract until 2027 (€8M/year).”
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