Former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet has dropped a piece of advice to his former side. Chelsea, the former player, said the club should try again for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde. The Paris-born centre-back was managed by Poyet whilst at Bordeaux in Ligue 1 before signing for La Liga side Sevilla.
Gus Poyet Wants Chelsea not to giveup on Kounde
Chelsea was reportedly keen on signing Kounde in the summer but failed to land the player. Poyet believes he would be an excellent fit for the Blues. According to him, he said: “Jules Kounde played 90 minutes in every game he played for me. Jules was a very good professional from a very young age – at 19, he was already assuming responsibilities.”
He also said: “He was a guy who I connected with very well from the beginning. He had what I like from a centre-half.” “The responsibility I gave him as centre-half, with and without the ball, he understood it from the first minute, so I knew he would be very, very important for me.”
Poyet said he was not surprised when the French right-back went to Sevilla for 25 million because he knew he wanted to experience a bigger club. Kounde has already won the Europa League with Sevilla. His quality is one the ex Chelsea player likes and will want his former side to use as Chelsea is not the only club going for him.
Manchester United also showed interest in the player, which means if Chelsea wants to sign the player, they will have to pay extra now.