After a couple of quiet days on the Jules Koundé front, the transfer guru Fabrizio Romano comes out with news Barcelona fans can be very happy about: the Catalans are “one step away” from signing the 23-year-old defender and an agreement with Sevilla is ‘close to being completed’.
Barcelona are one step away from signing Jules Koundé. The agreement with Sevilla, close to be completed. Negotiations progressing well, deal finally moving to the last steps. #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 27, 2022
Koundé and his agent, waiting after personal terms agreed last weekend. pic.twitter.com/SkyFxYqe9O
Koundé has already agreed personal terms on a four-year contract with Barça over the weekend, and has been patiently waiting for the two clubs to work out a deal after formally rejecting Chelsea a few days ago.
The Premier League club have already moved on to other targets at the back according to several reports in England, which put the Blaugrana in pole position to close the deal. There are conflicting stories about how much Barça will pay for the French defender, but the final transfer fee should come in around €60 million when it’s all said and done.
Reports from Spain have been consistent about an announcement coming as early as this Wednesday, so we should expect the official tweets very soon.
UPDATE: The three most famous words in the football transfer world have been uttered: HERE WE GO! Fabrizio now reports that a verbal agreement has been reached between Barça and Sevilla, and that the deal will be made official once the contracts are signed.
IT’S REALLY HAPPENING!!!
Jules Koundé to Barcelona, here we go! Verbal agreement now in place with Sevilla after the long saga and further negotiations today, waiting to get it signed soon. #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 27, 2022
Jules Koundé agreed personal terms with Barça last weekend, contract ready. Xavi, key factor again. pic.twitter.com/eX2jeVPheF