Fabrizio Romano reveals Spurs have opened talks to sign £50m-rated star

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Transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, has revealed that Tottenham have now opened talks to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde this summer.

With both Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez linked with moves away from the club, Tottenham are expected to be in the market for multiple centre-backs this summer.

Kounde, who has been a rock at the back for Julen Lopetegui’s side over the last two years, is rumoured to be one of the options on the club’s radar, according to multiple sources (Gianluca Di Marzio and ABC).

The French international has already admitted that he expects to leave Sevilla this summer to make a step up to a bigger club, while The Athletic have reported that the Spanish club want around £50m for him.

Romano has now revealed that Spurs are holding talks with the centre-back’s representatives over a potential summer move.

The journalist also credited Manchester United with interest in Kounde and added that he expects Tottenham to prioritise strengthening their backline over the coming weeks. 

Romano said on the Here We Go podcast (as relayed by TBR Football): “Kounde could be an opportunity. Also for Manchester United are in the list. 

“Tottenham are considering a move, they are in contact with his agents. For sure Tottenham will do something in defence, right-back and centre-back. In the next weeks.”

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Kounde would certainly be a brilliant acquisition as he possesses the tenacity, technical quality and composure needed to evolve into a world-class centre-half. However, one would expect plenty of clubs to be after the Sevilla man this summer. Spurs having conversations with Kounde’s agent means little as the defender’s representatives will likely be speaking to many clubs in order to facilitate a summer transfer.

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