From blues to blues? Jules Koundé joined the French team during this month in June. Didier Deschamps again believed in a versatile midfielder, whom he ranked in a three-man defense as a right defender. And just like the quarterback, he started the match with Croatia last night (defeat 1: 0). Defeated defensive and a former non-existent former Bordeaux player proved once again that he may not necessarily be comfortable in this position. Which is disturbing a few months before the World Cup, where DD has no certainty and is looking for a solution.
So a bad evening for Jules Koundý, who was replaced at half-time by Benjamin Pavard, who received a three for the match from the FM editorial staff. But the gallery continued for him even after the meeting. Indeed, Deschamps has made an important announcement about the 23-year-old player. “I know his sports condition (sic) very well today. He will have surgery tomorrow because he has a problem that dates back several months. Team explains that this is a problem with the hamstrings that the player has been dragging for many months, the one who played the injured.
Seville calm down everyone
So the defender will hand over the pool this Tuesday. However, we do not yet know the length of its unavailability. However, Seville indicated in a press release that it would be eligible for renewal. “Jules Koundé is undergoing a planned operation in Bordeaux today. According to the plan for several weeks, Jules Koundé will operate in Bordeaux on Tuesday due to less discomfort in the left groin. In principle, if everything goes according to plan, the French national team will be available to start the 2022/23 season.. AS means that this type of injury requires a 1 to 3 month break.
But the Frenchman is young and at best could get back on his feet. In spite of everything, this physical inconvenience does not come at the best time, because Koundý is concerned with the transfer. It’s no secret that Xavi dreams of bringing him to FC Barcelona and making him a potential starter. However, the footballer, born in 98, prefers Chelsea, where he wishes to work with Thomas Tuchel, with whom he would have already exchanged. There he would strengthen the depopulated defense sector after the departures of Antonio Rüdiger and Andreas Christensen.
Chelsea is worried
But Kound’s injury did not reassure the Blues, who immediately needed an operational defender. and Daily mail explains that the Londoners are still in the game, but that the ambiguity surrounding the injury of the player undergoing the operation could slow down the transfer this summer. The club therefore follows other players such as De Ligt or Skriniar. The same observation for Athletic which suggests that this physical defect could affect his future. on his side, AS it goes a step further and explains it “His transfer to Chelsea is in progress, but he is in danger”.
The Pyrenean media assures that this injury could affect his future, but above all the cost of his transfer. Aware of the player’s embarrassment, Sevilla and Chelsea discussed an agreement worth around 60 million euros, without any bonuses. But with this operation AS suggests that the terms of the sale could be revised downwards. Which does not suit the Andalusians, who hope to return between 60 and 70 million euros thanks to the French. In addition, Monchi cannot complete the defense sets (the club wants at least 3 midfielders) until Kounde has been sold. The fear is therefore as great for the Spaniards as the player whose transfer to the Blues failed last year.