'Spurs in the mud': Chelsea fans react to speculation on 'absolutely brilliant' player
Reported Spurs target Jules Kounde is in advanced talks with Chelsea, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian has claimed that the Tottenham-linked centre-back is “the main target” for the Blues.
Given Kounde wants Champions League football, he’s open to joining Chelsea, added Romano.
Furthermore, the story seems to be developing quickly, with an agreement reportedly ready on personal terms with Chelsea and a deal until 2026 on the cards.
Earlier this month, Romano claimed Tottenham’s Fabio Paratici had been in touch with Kounde’s agent.
“It’s true that they had direct contact with his agent,” Romano said on Chris Cowlin’s Youtube channel.
“Kounde is really appreciated by Paratici, he thinks he’s one of the best centre-backs he could sign for Tottenham.”
However, the 22-year-old reportedly rejected Spurs’ advances as he is apparently holding out for a Champions League team.
Since then, Spurs have been linked with numerous other centre-backs, including Atalanta’s Cristian Romero.
Nonetheless, some Chelsea fans welcomed their club’s reported interest in Kounde, as well as poking fun at Spurs along the way.
What Chelsea fans have said about links with Kounde amid Spurs interest:
“Tottenham had an agreement in place for Kounde but the player wants to play Champions League football”. – @FabrizioRomano— Younes H-Hamou (@youneshh) July 27, 2021
Spurs in the mud. He doesn’t want to play Europa Conference League 😂 he wants to play for the actual European champions!
So Spurs have just sold Alderweireld as they had agreed a deal with Sevilla for Kounde and we come and muscle in. 🤣— Frankie G ⭐⭐ (@FrankieG1985) July 27, 2021
Things I like to see. #cfc
Kounde rejecting Spurs and now he wants us. We‘re levels ahead of them— Mel 🇩🇪 ⭐️⭐️ (@MelCFC_) July 27, 2021
Boateng to Sevilla, Kounde to Chelsea, Zouma to Tottenham, Toby awayyy.— 🏆⭐️⭐️ (@CFCMrk) July 27, 2021
Spurs with another back pass 🤣
Kounde rejected Tottenham and is begging to join Chelsea but Chelsea have no pull apparently..— Conn (@ConnCFC) July 27, 2021
Man kounde would be a class signing ahhh— Giannis🇬🇷 (@CFCGiannis_) July 27, 2021
How have I just seen this Kounde news? Absolutely brilliant signing. He’s the perfect player to slot in on the right side of that back 3— Sam ♠️ (@HeritageCFC) July 27, 2021
Kounde, a centre-back who can also operate as a right-back, has formed a solid partnership with Diego Carlos at Sevilla.
The £73,000-a-week ace has clocked up 89 competitive appearances for Sevilla, along with 70 at first club Bordeaux.
In addition, Kounde is already a European champion, having won the Europa League in 2020, and has won two France caps.