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Kounde breaks his silence over missing out on Man City move

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Jules Kounde indicates slight regret regarding his failed Manchester City transfer as he admits the move would’ve been a ‘good opportunity’.

Manchester City brought in Ruben Dias in the summer transfer window with the hopes of ending their long-prevailing defensive vulnerability once and for all.

Man City had other options in mind prior to splashing €68 million on the former Benfica man, and one of them was Sevilla’s Jules Kounde.

Kounde enjoyed a meteoric rise in the 2019/20 season as he guided Sevilla to Europa League glory and a fourth-placed La Liga finish, all while remaining a commanding presence in their backline.

An official bid for the 21-year old center-back was submitted by the Sky Blues, reported to be worth €55 million.

Sevilla sporting director Monchi confirmed the Premier League side’s approach while also laying out his side’s intention of keeping hold of their prized asset.

The Frenchman, currently away on international duty for his nation’s Under-21s, recently discussed about his progress and the interest that has been generated due to it.

“It’s part of my progression and I’m doing whatever it takes to make it happen,” Kounde told Canal Plus.

“I was obviously happy [about interest from Man City]. It would have been a good opportunity, but I’m in Seville and I’m very happy there.”