Report: Newcastle expected to bid for Jules Kounde after January offer
Newcastle are expected to bid for Jules Kounde this summer, with Mundo Deportivo reporting that the Magpies saw a £59.4 million bid rejected during the January transfer window.
Kounde is one of the most exciting centre-back prospects in Europe at the moment. The 23-year-old has already almost made 150 appearances at the highest level across spells in France and Spain.
He has helped Sevilla keep the best defensive record in La Liga this season. And they go into the final day on pole position to secure a spot in next year’s Champions League.
Unsurprisingly, he is wanted by a raft of clubs. Reports have claimed that Tottenham want Kounde. Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo suggests that the likes of Chelsea and Barcelona are keen.
Interestingly, it appears that Newcastle have already made a big play for the France international. Mundo Deportivo reports that they saw a £59.4 million bid rejected in January. Of course, that would have broken their club record.
They are expected to make a fresh move this summer. Sevilla meanwhile, want £67.8 million for the youngster.
Newcastle expected to bid for Jules Kounde
It would be an amazing statement if Newcastle bid for Kounde again. The Magpies have done brilliantly to move themselves up the Premier League table. And there is a lot of excitement ahead of the summer.
Kounde is a ‘fantastic‘ player. And he looks to have a superb future ahead. So it would be huge for Newcastle to secure his signature.
Reports have suggested that the Magpies do not plan to spend too big this summer. The Telegraph suggested that their budget could be just £90 million.
So spending such a large percentage on Kounde would be a surprise. But if their surge up the table forces a change of plan with their budgets, a move for the Sevilla man may make a lot more sense.
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