Sevilla has officially revealed the fee of Jules Koundé’s transfer from Chelsea
Sevilla being tough on Jules Koundé’s transfer fee is a common occurrence in the transfer market, especially as it was what caused the deal to fall through last summer. Chelsea appeared to have everything worked out before the goalposts were moved and the transfer was canceled.
Koundé, who has two years left on his current deal, eventually overcame his personal disappointment and produced another strong season for Sevilla, so we’re back to square one, with Sevilla wanting at least €65 million for the 23-year-old.
According to Marca, the club is pleased to play hardball once more because the €30 million they received from Aston Villa for Diego Carlos has already paid the majority of their €40 million budget gap. With the €100 million agreement for Aurélien Tchouaméni and the likely €100 million contract for Darwin Nez, market inflation for top talent has resumed its upward trajectory.
Chelsea could, of course, pay the €80 million release clause and eliminate Sevilla from the equation, but even in this market, it seems excessive.