Barcelona officially presented centre back Jules Kounde on Monday, with the French international declaring he was happy to join an ambitious club.
“I’m very happy, very proud. I’m coming to a big club, an ambitious club, and I’m also coming with ambition,” the 23-year-old said at his first press conference as a Barcelona player on Monday afternoon at the Catalan club’s training centre.
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According to the Spanish press, Barca paid Sevilla €50 million, with 10 million in bonuses, for Kounde who has signed a five-year contract.
He had also been linked to Premier League club Chelsea.