It’s true that I had the opportunity to sign for Chelsea, but we had to wait if Barca could reach an agreement with Sevilla,” Jules Kounde said at his unveiling as a Barcelona player.
“When I saw that this was possible, I chose Barca, because I was very clear about the project.
“I’m very happy and proud to join this great club. I’m very grateful to the President and the fans, now I have to train hard and succeed,” the defender adds.
Chelsea tracked Kounde for at least two years. They were keen on landing the Frenchman this summer but Barcelona hijacked the deal and he ended up moving to Camp Nou.