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Jules Koundé’s uncertain future due to centre back overload

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Barcelona are open to selling Jules Kounde this summer if the right offer arrives.

Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen, Jules Koundé, Iñigo Martínez, and the latest sensation Pau Cubarsí, with Eric Garcia on loan at Girona. Consequently, facing an abundance of central defenders, FC Barcelona acknowledges that this summer they might offload one. Initially, attention is drawn to Araujo, who has attracted strong interest from Bayern Munich, willing to make a financial effort to convince both Barcelona and the player.

However according to Ferran Martinez of Mundo Deportivo, from the Catalan club, they admit that if they have to part ways with a defender, they would consider putting Koundé on the market first.

The Frenchman, highly valued internationally, has lost prominence in the center and has been deployed at right-back, a position he has internally and publicly expressed disliking. Furthermore, this season, when playing as a central defender, he hasn’t performed up to standard. Barcelona relies on Ronald Araujo, as reported by MD, and is attempting to renew his contract before the end of the season. Iñigo Martínez has delivered and is left-footed, Pau Cubarsí is the emerging talent, and they are monitoring Andreas Christensen’s progress in midfield.