The signing of Jules Kounde from his former club Seville the previous summer and his addition to the Barcelona squad has proved fruitful for Xavi’s side.
Jules Kounde to leave Barcelona?
Barcelona earlier won their first La Liga in about four years, and Kounde proved to be alongside players like Alejandro Balde, Andreas Christensen, and Ronald Araujo as part of the best defense in the league.
The Frenchman, however, was forced to play out of his comfort zone in a different position altogether. Despite him being a central defender by preference, he was made to play as a right-back on multiple occasions since Barcelona had a limited catalog.
According to recent reports, it is rumored that the possibility of Kounde departing from the Catalans this summer is quite high. However, the French defender has denied any such rumor.
Despite that, the possibility of a potential departure of the defender cannot be fully ruled out, even more, if Xavi does not decide on signing a new right back.
Barcelona to sign a new right back?
The player’s frustration might continue to grow in his current situation since no new signing of a right-back would lead him to continue to play in the position out of his preference. This might make him look out for lucrative options elsewhere.
Luckily enough, though, it seems that Barcelona is indeed on the lookout for a new right back in this summer window. This would mean that Kounde would be able to play in his regular position as a central defender starting next season.