Entertainment: Koundé at Barça rather than in Chelsea, Monchi reveals why

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the sports director of Sevilla FC revealed the reason why Jules Koundé joined the ranks of FC Barcelona rather than those of Chelsea.

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The French international Jules Koundé signed Thursday evening at FC Barcelona. He therefore linked his future to the Catalan club, when his future seemed to be taking shape on the side of Chelsea for a long time. Why didn't he join the London team? A question that Séville sports director, Monchi, answered.

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"We had to sell it in Chelsea but because of situations that sometimes arrive in football, there was a twist in Chelsea which made them doubt if the profile they needed was Koundé . Then they wanted to return to the charge, but Barcelona's offer was better, Mochi told the Spanish media. This is to say that we are direct rivals of Barcelona but we are not because they leave with the idea of ​​winning the Liga, the Champions League and the Cup. They bought Lewandowski and other players. We remain an ambitious club, which wants to fight with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid, but we do not leave with the same objectives ”.

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Les Pévillans collected € 60M for the sale of their French rear. Monchi said the club was unable to oppose such an offer. "Our economic model is the one that made us grow," he started by recalling. It is a model in which we generate capital gains on sales to have a workforce above its means. This allows us to be attractive to players who earn a lot of money. In recent years, we have only sold Bryan and rejected the offers for Diego Carlos and Koundé. We had a more complicated economic situation and that forced us to sell and Diego Carlos and Koundé. These are two magnificent sales in the circumstances in which we had to negotiate. We needed to sell, to generate capital gains and we had an important Damoclès sword because the player (Koundé) had only two years of contract and it was a complicated situation. If he did not leave this year, we would have been embarrassed next year. "

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