Tottenham wants to spoil Arsenal’s plans for £73,000-a-week La Liga defender

Tottenham is set to compete with Arsenal for the signature of Jules Kounde this summer.

The 22-year-old Frenchman has emerged as one of the best defenders in Spain over the past year and he has been linked with a move away from Sevilla.

The Spaniards know that they would be powerless to keep hold of him for long and are ready to cash in on him.

After losing David Luiz, Arsenal needs a new centre back and have been linked with a move for Brighton’s Ben White.

However, the Guardian says they also want Kounde, but they will have to see off competition from Manchester United and Tottenham for his signature.

The Gunners finished last season outside the European places and that could work against them in this race.

However, they should be able to afford an upgrade to his current wage, which is £73,000-a-week.

He has a release clause of around £69million, but the report insists that Sevilla will accept a lot less than that to sell him.

Arsenal is expected to splash the cash this summer and a return to the top four next season is the minimum expectation for some of the fans.

Landing Kounde should make achieving that easier for them.

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11 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    Jeez how many more defenders do we want?!!

    Kev82.. what a strike from Hazard – no, not Eden 😆

    1. Kev82 says:

      Haha yeah I’m afraid Edens muse has gone 😂😂 yeah Sue we are hardly going to sign Ben White for 50 mil and then spend big on another defender, will not happen 😳

      1. Sue says:

        A goal worthy of winning any game! And Eden’s injured again – surprise surprise! KDB out also is a bummer..
        Didn’t exactly live up to the hype though did it, Kev? Was glad they won though.
        I’ll be glad when our signings are announced, these rumours are driving me nuts!!

  2. JimminyCricket says:

    Seriously????? Who are we not being linked with??? Its the first I have heard this one though!

  3. Kev82 says:

    He’s now the real Hazard Sue 😆 great goal and I agree it wasn’t great and Ronaldo was quiet no doubt he’ll throw a tantrum in the dressing room 😂 yeah I suppose we’ll need to move a lot of players on first Sue which is gonna take time, I’m sure Ben White will be the first signing. So Belgium will play Italy, without KDB I will go for Italy to make it to the semi finals 😄

    1. Sue says:

      The mother of all tantrums!! I do like him though, he’s quality!
      According to some Xhaka is a done deal and will be announced once Switzerland are out (tomorrow then 😆)
      Yes, without KDB you’re always going to have a chance! I fancy the Italians (not literally 😂)

      1. Kev82 says:

        No doubt about it Sue he’s a legend but he’s not a man that can take defeat gracefully. Yeah I read it was close so that’s one out and should be followed by Guendouzi and Torreira 🙏 lol yeah it’ll be announced on Tuesday then 😂 oh I’m sure you have your eye on one or two of them 😆 watching Brazil v Ecuador the football never stops for me Sue 😂😂

        1. Sue says:

          There’s talk of some loan deals, Kev. Although I can’t help thinking if they’re going, just go! Loans don’t really do us any favours…
          Nah, not for me, Kev. Germany’s Kimmich maybe 😂
          Those 2 Euro games and I’m done 😂
          Has Neymar dived yet?!!

          1. Kev82 says:

            Yeah I agree Sue we need money and the only offers we get for our players is loan deals 😳 haha I knew you would have had your eye on someone in the euros 😂😂 no lol hes not playing I’m not sure if he’s injured or suspended, it’s currently 1-1 it’s on BBC red button 😄

          2. Sue says:

            Apparently he was rested, Kev. Too much diving had worn him out!!

  4. Biscuitbum says:

    Just like old times eh! Spurs always after Arsenal targets. They are reportedly also after Hossam Aouar. They tried to sign RVP, and who remembers Julio Baptista? Let Arsenal do the scouting and due diligence, and step in with a bid of their own. This is just another made-up story, since Spurs are such a laughing stock now, which quality players would sign for them, let alone in preference to arsenal.

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