Monday, October 18, 2021

Club president gutted at missing out on Chelsea transfer money

Sevilla star Jules Koundé was wanted by Chelsea towards the end of the summer window and repeated claims from Spain stated the centre-back had an agreement in place with the Blues.

The west London club submitted an offer, which was revealed by the Spanish club’s sporting director, Monchi, who also confirmed his side rejected the proposal since it didn’t meet their demands.

Koundé didn’t end up changing clubs and Sevilla president José Castro Carmona urged the defender to put the failed transfer behind him and focus on the La Liga side.

The France international’s ‘aborted transfer’ to Stamford Bridge in the last window has left one of his former clubs disappointed, according to Sud-Ouest.

Koundé, who arrived in Spain from Bordeaux in 2019, spent three seasons with La Brède FC’s academy between 2010 and 2013. They were in line to receive a percentage of the transfer fee, around 0.25%, in line with the FIFA regulations, had the deal gone with Chelsea through.

The La Brède president, Tony Gomez, is a bit frustrated that the the 22-year-old didn’t end up at Stamford Bridge.

“We could have done things with these 450,000 euros,” Gomez told Sud Ouest on Tuesday about the failed Chelsea deal.

He added: “That would have helped the club run for two years or so. The good news is that we should get some money from future transfers”.
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