Sevilla’s sale of defender Jules Kounde to Barcelona could serve as good news for Tottenham and their disposal of Sergio Reguilon this summer.
Barca confirmed they have reached an agreement to sign Kounde in a deal worth £46 million this week (Daily Mail), with the 23-year-old set to become the club’s fifth signing of the transfer window.
The French centre-back had been poised to complete a switch to Chelsea last week (Mirror) but the Blues saw their pursuit submerged by the Catalan-based club instead.
If past reports are to be believed, the transfer could now have a domino effect regarding Spurs’ sale of Reguilon, who is being linked with a move to both Sevilla and Barcelona.
Journalist Giacomo Iacobellis claimed the funds generated from Kounde’s sale would allow Sevilla to ramp up their chase of re-signing the left-back, with Julen Lopetegui eyeing a loan deal.
Meanwhile, Sport report Chelsea have been angered by Barca’s swoop for Kounde, to the extent where they have now brought an end to negotiations with the Spanish side for Marcos Alonso.
The Blues’ strong stance could then force Barcelona into pursuing other targets which includes Reguilon, with the 25-year-old listed as a name to strengthen Xavi’s options (Sport).
Mundo Deportivo also reported Barcelona were looking at Reguilon as an alternative to Alonso this summer.
Spurs Web Opinion
With plenty of time remaining in the transfer window, a potential tussle between two clubs for a playing not included in immediate plans could be a good sign for Spurs.
It could incite a bidding war as both Sevilla and Barcelona seem fairly keen on signing him but ultimately the most important thing for Spurs is managing to get him out the door for a reasonable fee.
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