There's ANOTHER club following Koundé, but they won't challenge Barça

There's ANOTHER club following Koundé, but they won't challenge Barça

The French centreback has been a done deal for the Blaugranas or the Blues for a long time now, but there's another club following him

Por: Fernando RomeroMartes 26 Jul 2022

 The transfer of Jules Koundé has been one of the main transfer sagas of this summer. Throughout the last two months he has looked like a done deal for either Chelsea or Barcelona, with both clubs pulling the strings to complete the signing. Regardless of where he ends up, though, there is a third interested club who has been following the news with close atention, although they're far from making a bid: Girondins de Bordeaux.

Jules Koundé could give his former club another great performance, albeit on the economic side

Jules Koundé could give his former club another great performance, albeit on the economic side

The historic French club is on the verge of a double relegation, having finished dead last in Ligue 1 last season, and failing to comply with the Ligue 2 regulations for the total amount of assets a club must have to compete in France's second division, due to their financial mismanagment.

However, there could be a light at the end of the tunnel for the Les Girondins, as one of their former players is set to command a top transfer fee: Koundé himself. The Sevilla defender came through the Girondins de Bordeaux academy, and the French club is set to earn 20% of the profit from his original sale to Sevilla, meaning as much as 7 million euros could come their way. 

That, combined with other earnings such as a similar fee for the sale of Aurélien Tchouameni (another former Girondin) to Real Madrid, a percetage they'll perceive from Ligue 1's deal with Luxembourg investment fund CVC and other business could mean the 140 year old club has enough in them to avoid the double relegation and remain in Ligue 2 for the coming season.

Girondins de Bordeaux were French champions as recently as 2009

Girondins de Bordeaux were French champions as recently as 2009

So far, they've received approval from the French National Olympic and Sports Committee, and now need to get the green light from the French Football Federation. The club is set to meet with the FFF this week, although with the caveat that it all depends on this meeting. Should the federation disagree the club's case, Girondins de Bordeaux will face the double relegation in an unappealable decision.

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