Sevilla defender and Arsenal target Jules Kounde is a “pretty special” player, La Liga expert Euan McTear has told The Transfer Tavern.
£54m-rated Kounde is currently attracting plenty of interest, with Arsenal said to be one team who are keen on signing the 22-year-old this summer.
According to Marca (via the Daily Express), the north London club could launch a bid for Kounde as Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen his defence, though they could face competition from Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United.
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Wherever he ends up if he does decide to leave Sevilla this summer, McTear is confident that club would be getting quite the centre-half.
“He’s only gotten better this season, especially in the Champions League. He’s had some good performances there, too,” the Spanish football expert said.
“He’s still so young, he’s got energy, great positioning too. All the centre-backs, not just in Spain I think, but if you look around Europe, he’s got to be one of the highest prospects.
“To be playing for France who have countless centre-backs, if he’s able to get himself into that group, then, yeah, he’s pretty special.”
Looking at McTear’s assessment, and considering the fact that Arsenal have just lost David Luiz, Kounde seems like he would be a good signing for the Gunners.
If Chelsea and Manchester United are both interested in the Frenchman, though, both able to offer Champions League football, it is hard to see Arteta pulling this one off.
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