Real Madrid are working hard to find a potential replacement for Sergio Ramos, who has yet to extend his contract. According to As, Jules Koundé is one of the targets of the Madrid club. But the operation for the defender of Sevilla FC promises to be potentially expensive.
Real Madrid are looking for a new central defender. If the emblematic captain Sergio Ramos has not yet extended, the “White House” is studying other avenues in recent weeks. While David Alaba holds the rope, especially since he is at the end of the contract, other names are mentioned as revealed by As this Saturday. Jules Koundé, currently with Sevilla FC, is among them.
If Sergio Ramos leaves, Real Madrid would end up with three central defenders Raphaël Varane, Éder Militão and Nacho. As reported for several weeks, David Alaba is not expected to renew at Bayern Munich and is the priority track, although the Austrian’s salary demands appear to be a problem. The 28-year-old would in any case be a reinforcement of weight and experience.
A release clause estimated at 90 million euros
If As also evokes a possible interest in Kalidou Koulibaly, still in Naples, and for Pau Torres the defender of Villarreal, Real Madrid would also look into the Jules Koundé case. Recent scorer against FC Barcelona, the former Bordeaux has a release clause estimated at 90 million euros. An amount difficult to reach for Real Madrid, which wants to make financial savings.
For the potential negotiations to be successful, it would then be necessary for Sevilla FC to accept a less expensive sum for Jules Koundé. Holder at 22 with the Andalusian club, Jules Koundé was last summer in the sights of Manchester City, ready to align 55 million euros. An amount refused at the time, while the French has continued to confirm his talent since.