Sevilla director of soccer Monchi has defended his determination to show down a summer time bid from Manchester Metropolis for Jules Kounde.
With Metropolis looking out for a central defender in the summertime, they had been linked with a transfer for Frenchman Kounde however noticed a proposal turned down.
It led to Metropolis as a substitute touchdown Ruben Dias from Benfica for a membership report payment – with Nicolas Otamendi transferring within the different route – and Kounde as a substitute staying put at Los Nervionenses.
Talking to El Desmarque, Monchi referred to as Metropolis’s provide magnificent however stated it was the precise determination to not settle for it.
He stated: “We felt or did what we thought was honest and in defence of the pursuits of the membership, additionally in an formidable means, as a result of many individuals would have chosen to simply accept that provide.
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“We worth professionals and cons and consider within the participant, that has been key. We consider within the projection of a 21-year-old boy with quite a lot of floor to make up.
“Regardless of being an impressive provide, very excellent, it didn’t fulfill the requests or what we considered the participant.
“Maybe it was not what he was value, as a result of probably that provide was near what he was value at that second; additionally we’ve to consider what he may be value.”
Monchi additionally praised the centre-back for the way he reacted to information of the rejected bid.
Former Roma director Monchi stated that Kounde, who joined Sevilla from Bordeaux in 2019, has remained skilled via the saga.
“He has been skilled. Typically we’re so used to seeing much less skilled behaviour that we’re struck by the conventional,” he stated.
“He has accepted with normality that he has signed a contract, with a clause and a few emoluments. I respect that as a result of it’s at all times simpler when the opposite get together understands your place.
“He has had knowledgeable and respectful behaviour with the membership that has given him the chance to take one other step in his profession.”