Sevilla have completed the signing of Bordeaux central defender Jules Kounde in a club-record deal. The France Under-20 international has moved to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for a reported 25million euros, with Sevilla confirming he has signed a five-year contract.
“Jules Kounde has become Sevilla’s fifth signing of the 19/20 transfer window. The young defender, who arrived in Seville last night, has passed his medical this morning and signed a contract that will keep him at the club until 2024,” a Sevilla statement read.
The deal makes Kounde the most expensive signing in Sevilla’s history, surpassing the 20million euros the Andalusians paid to sign Colombia international forward Luis Muriel from Sampdoria two summers ago.
Kounde has impressed in Ligue 1 over the last two seasons, as he established himself as a mainstay of the Bordeaux defence, amassing over 70 appearances. The 20-year-old will now be looking to force his way into Julen Lopetegui’s first team as quickly as possible. His cause could be helped by the expected departures of fellow central defenders Simon Kjaer and Sergi Gomez.