- Stopped over the weekend without Barça being able to register the Frenchman, the operation with the Gabonese bound for Stamford Bridge is reactivated
- The agreement could be around 22 million fixed euros plus five variables
Xavi Hernández did not hide after Barça’s thrashing of Real Sociedad his discomfort at not having been able to sign up Jules Koundé. “We are all upset. The first one who is upset is Mateu ( Alemany ), who is doing an incredible job, just like Jordi Cruyff, ”said the man from Egar trying to defuse the matter. Of course, Xavi hopes that for Barça-Valladolid on Sunday (7:30 p.m. / Spanish time) there will already be departures that allow the French central defender to be registered by LaLiga.
Memphis Depay ‘s would be insufficient. Not so that of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reactivated and closer after his sale to Chelsea was stopped on Friday afternoon. The London club, urged by Thomas Tuchel on Friday to sign to raise the level of the squad, saw some urgency fueled on Sunday afternoon when they fell unappealable (3-0) at Elland Road against Leeds United (3- 0). Without a reference ‘9’ after the return of Romelu Lukaku to Inter, it was Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling who formed the attack, and ‘ Auba‘ has remained the number one goal.
As reported by Relevo, the agreement could be announced for a fixed 22 million euros plus five variables that would fulfill the claims of Barça, which in January incorporated the Gabonese (33 years old) free after disassociating himself from Arsenal and now he would obtain a great accounting profit, also for the purposes of ‘fair play by saving a chip that grew this season. The Barça club does not want Marcos Alonso to be included in the operation to disassociate it, also for financial reasons, unlike what Chelsea proposed in the first instance.