Chelsea’s summer bid for Jules Kounde could have “wiped” Sevilla’s debts.
Despite their previous financial difficulties, Sevilla turned down Chelsea’s offer for Jules Kounde during the summer transfer window in order to keep their title hopes alive.
Sevilla demonstrated their desire to win major trophies by rejecting a Chelsea bid that would have ‘wiped out all their debts,’ according to club president Jose Castro.
Jules Kounde, a France international defender, is thought to have piqued the interest of Blues director Marina Granovskaia towards the end of last season, but no deal was struck.
That isn’t due to a lack of effort on the part of the Premier League club, who made a large bid in the hopes of bringing the 22-year-old alongside Romelu Lukaku and Saul Niguez to Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Sevilla, on the other hand, declined the £42.5 million offer, despite Castro admitting that the deal would have put the club’s finances back on track following the recent crisis.
This Thursday, Castro told Sevilla’s Diario de Sevilla: “We are the second-highest salary cap team in the league.
“Nobody can deny that we are recovering from a pandemic, and we had no choice but to post a poor financial performance this year.
“Season tickets, match tickets, and bar revenue have all been non-existent. Revenues from marketing and television have taken a hit.
“Nonetheless, the shortfall was erased thanks to Chelsea’s €50 million offer. That demonstrates the club’s strength.
In January, who should Chelsea aim to sign? Tell us what you think in the comments section “I’m not sure how many teams in Spain would turn down Chelsea’s €50 million and continue to be in the red, given the squad’s value of €400 million [£340 million].
“The shortfall is due to the epidemic, as well as the decision to construct a stronger team rather than sell in the final two markets.
“That’s called ambition, and having ambition often necessitates a deficit. It’s all right.” Tuchel said of the September move that didn’t work out: “Marina was in command, and she is the greatest person for the job.
“We communicated, and Petr Cech (technical and performance advisor) communicated as well. We three were aware of every situation. We were well aware that things could go wrong, that things could go wrong late, and that nothing could go wrong at all.
“I informed everyone that if we are unable to bring in a player, I will be satisfied as well. Within the squad, we will find a solution. Players inside the squad will be pushed.
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