Transfers

Jules Kounde admits desire to join 'even bigger club' than Sevilla

Max Cooper
Kounde has dropped a huge hint over his future
Kounde has dropped a huge hint over his future / Fran Santiago/Getty Images
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Highly-rated defender Jules Kounde has suggested he would 'like to play for an even bigger club' than Sevilla, as he continues to draw attention from Europe's heavyweights.

The 22-year-old has caught the eye ever since his €25m move from Bordeaux to La Liga in 2019, and his heroics have seen him linked with Premier League giants Manchester United in recent transfer windows.

Kounde has done little to dampen rumours in a recent interview, admitting his ambitions are to play for 'an even bigger club' than Sevilla, and to see 'what the future holds'.

“Going to Sevilla seemed to be the best option to try to improve myself and I don’t regret my choice,” he told Telefoot.

“I’m already at a big club, but obviously I’d like to play for an even bigger club. We’ll see what the future holds for me, but it’s something that’s in my head."

The Frenchman's consistent displays for Sevilla have made him one of Europe's most in-demand defenders, and he has attracted particular attention from the Premier League as well as Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

90min exclusively revealed in March that Kounde is on Man Utd's radar for the summer transfer window, and along with Villarreal's Pau Torres tops the shortlist for the Red Devils' defensive targets.

Jules Kounde
Kounde is in France's squad for Euro 2020 / John Berry/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified the centre-back position as one which needs strengthening, with the Premier League giants attempting to find the perfect partner for club captain Harry Maguire. The athletic and speedy Kounde would make the ideal candidate to line up alongside Maguire at the heart of the defence, having shown all the qualities needed to thrive at the very top of the game.

Kounde has been a key performer in Sevilla's backline this year, inspiring them to the knockout stages of the Champions League and keeping them in the Spanish title race until the final weeks of the season.

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