Report: Tottenham face competition from two other clubs to sign Nuno 'priority'
Tottenham Hotspur face competition in the race to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, from Manchester United and Real Madrid. That is according to Estadio Deportivo, who state that there are only three names on the table for Kounde. It is claimed that Raphael Varane is key to Kounde’s future.
Kounde, 22, has thrown himself onto the radar of the trio of European heavyweights after two brilliant seasons with Sevilla. Joining the club from Bordeaux, Kounde has since clocked up 89 appearances for the Spanish side. He has helped win the Europa League, and finish in the top four.
Last week, Spanish website La Colina De Nervion claimed that Kounde is set to be the subject of £50million from Spurs. Nuno sees him as a priority. But the new report claims Sevilla want as much as £60million. It also claims Real Madrid and Manchester United are also keen. A deal is intriguing.
It claims that Tottenham’s move for Kounde will have to overcome plenty of obstacles. Manchester United are closing in on Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. While that will see United probably exit the Kounde race, it will only heighten Madrid’s need. Especially after PSG signed Sergio Ramos.
Why Madrid is best move for Kounde – ahead of Tottenham
Well, Kounde will want to be playing Champions League football. After all, he has qualified for such with Sevilla. That makes a move to Tottenham tricky for the North London club, given they have only qualified for the Europa Conference League. Madrid would also see Kounde stay.
But Real Madrid have signed David Alaba who can provide cover at centre-back and do have other options. While the loss of Ramos and Varane will need replacing and Kounde seems ideal, he might question who else is coming in – and whether he starts. Tottenham certainly have a chance.
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