Jules Kounde has reportedly rejected the chance to move to Tottenham Hotspur despite the club agreeing a £30million fee with Seville, according to journalist Matteo Moretto.
Gianluca Di Marzio reported yesterday that Spurs had reached an agreement with the La Liga outfit which would have seen Davinson Sanchez head to Spain as part of the deal.
Spanish news outlet Marca have claimed that Kounde was not interested in a move to North London and rejected the opportunity since he wants to play in the Champions League.
Tottenham will play in the recently-formed Europa Conference League this season, which was formed to give clubs from smaller nations the opportunity a better chance of making the group stage of a European competition (ESPN).
The report claims that some teams who have qualified for the Champions League are likely to knock Sevilla’s door and enquire about the French international, who is currently on a three-week break following his involvement at Euro 2020.
— Matteo Moretto (@MatteMoretto) July 14, 2021
Kounde is a top player and unfortunately for Spurs, top players want to play in the Champions League; including our very own Harry Kane.
The lure of a third-tier European competition is not going to appeal to Europe’s footballing elite and it looks as if Spurs will now have to turn their attentions elsewhere for the central defender they are desperately needing.
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