Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf has urged the club to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde. He has been heavily linked to the Champions League winners the past few months. Konde has seen his stock rise in the last few months as he helped Sevilla lift the Europa League last season. They beat Manchester United in the final. He was also included in the squad for Euro 2020 after his exploits at the club level.
“He’s (Kounde) a fantastic player,” former Chelsea defender Leboeuf said about Jules Kounde. ”He has everything. He is a warrior. He never gives up. He has everything. He is the future for sure. Maybe it’s an opportunity for Chelsea to get him maybe not this season, but next season. I don’t know what Kounde wants to do in his life if he’s ready to be on the bench more than he thinks he will be. It’s up to him. It would be a good signing for Chelsea.”
Although LeBoeuf is a big advocate of Kounde, he feels that the signing should not be at the expense of Antonio Rudiger. Chelsea were a completely different side under Thomas Tuchel defensively as compared to Frank Lampard. “You want to put Rudiger on the bench? Impossible. The guy had a fantastic season. We never thought he would come back at that level.” he added.
Rio Ferdinand too sung the praises of Rudiger recently saying that he is one of the best defenders thanks to his one on one defensive ability as well as communication skills.
“You can see it, he’s screaming at players, he makes a block and he stands up and gets in the face of the attacker. I witnessed it and I was like, ‘whoa he’s on it’.” he added. “He isn’t getting beaten by no one at the moment the way that he’s on and it and he’s concentrating.”
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