Chelsea have been linked with Jules Kounde for a solid year now – but why are the Blues so keen on him?
AS in Spain have an interesting report – translated here by SportWitness – on the player and his impending transfer, with some detail on why Chelsea – and more recently Barcelona – want him.
They say that the France international’s ability to “break down the front line” is one of the main reasons Thomas Tuchel likes the defender.
There’s a lot of focus on his attacking ability – the way he brings the ball “intensely” out from the back, the “fluid attacking runs” he makes.
We can see him fitting in perfectly in the Tuchel 3421, moving bursting forward from the side of the back 3 and supporting his wing back, or even overlapping them.
Clearly Tuchel sees the advantages both in attack and defence of grabbing the defender, and according to this story they’ve got a huge lead on Barcelona, their rivals.