Manchester City are considering a move for one of the best youngsters of La Liga and are willing to swap for the player.
It has been no secret that Manchester City are looking to bolster their defensive options this summer. The 2018/19 Premier League winners have already added Nathan Ake in their squad, as well as Ferran Torres who will strengthen the frontline.
Amidst all the rumours, Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde has been linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium. The Citizens have been informed that the 21 year-old has a release clause of 68 million pounds which they must trigger to sanction a move for him.
Kounde has been one of the trusted defenders in Julen Lopetegui’s lineup and has formed a formidable pairing beside Diego Carlos at tbe back. The centre-back was a vital cog in the Sevilla defence and had managed 29 appearances in La Liga. The Frenchman started every knockout game for Sevilla in the Europa League and played a vital role in clinching their sixth Europa League title.
Meanwhile, City are planning to propose a swap deal for the highly-rated defender and are willing to include Nicolas Otamendi as a part of the deal. The Argentine centre-back has not been Guardiola’s first choice defender since Aymeric Laporte’s signing and managed only 24 appearances in the Premier League last season.
The City boss has preferred to trust the likes of Fernandinho and Eric Garcia as the team’s first choice defenders over the former Valencia stalwart, therefore signaling that his future may well be away from the north of England heading into the 2020/21 campaign.
Sevilla can lose an impressive player in the form of Jules Kounde with numerous bigger clubs lining up a transfer for him, so the prospect of acquiring Otamendi can makeup for the loss of the former Bordeaux defender.
City won’t hesitate to spend a hefty fee for the young talent as they are willing to build a strong squad for the 2020/21 season after the previous campaign yielded them only the Carabao Cup.