23 - Jules Kounde

Total-Football

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Fair fucks to kounde for his redemption .. absolute transformation at all levels the last couple months..looked terrible then suddenly he woke up and became quicker, better in 1 on 1, good at passing and even decent going forwards.
 

Andresito

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Gone under the radar most of the season. Fact is he looks comfortable at RB. He knows his limitations and plays it simple, that said he can handle being under pressure and he can cross decently.
Above all though is his availability, 90 minutes after 90 minutes which puts him right behind Gundo in terms of minutes played. You need those non-flashy but reliable players in an XI too, like Abidal, Masche, Keita, Pedro. They do their jobs in silence. Wouldn't sell unless a very big offer.
 

Porque

Senior Member
Agreed. But he is a fullback that is not at the level of his cap space. I get you don't get what you deserve, but what you negotiate. And also that he never signed to initially be a fullback.

But if you are going to pay 50m + 13m plus wages for a possession fullback who is solid in defence, decent on the ball and provides 1 goal and 2 assists throughout the season, I would say you would be mad for that investment.
 

Messi983

Senior Member
Agreed. But he is a fullback that is not at the level of his cap space. I get you don't get what you deserve, but what you negotiate. And also that he never signed to initially be a fullback.

But if you are going to pay 50m + 13m plus wages for a possession fullback who is solid in defence, decent on the ball and provides 1 goal and 2 assists throughout the season, I would say you would be mad for that investment.

But you would be even more mad if you would invest 40m in a 30 yo offensive RB who only has 2 goals and 3 assists while being a liability almost always when he had to defend.
 

Porque

Senior Member
I wanted Malo Gusto who is probably on a fraction of the wage Kounde is and way less salary cap baggage.

Anyways what is done is done. Kounde is the best rightback in LaLiga for two seasons now, so no point selling unless someone is strongly interested, and we can find someone who is ready to step in on way less margin.

It's possible to do, but realistically not with Xavi around.
 

Messi983

Senior Member
I liked Malo Gusto too but he'd probably be just the next Dest here.

And with Balde (as long as he stays fit) hopefully our longterm LB I don't mind a more defensive minded RB.

That said with CBs we have (and some more good upcoming talents) I also wouldn't mind to try 3 atb system. IF we really bring back Cancelo then that's probably the way to go next season. Don't see a 4-3-3 working with Cancelo and Balde as offensive FBs and most likely still without a good DM.
 

jamrock

Senior Member
He's the unsong hero of our two last seasons.

Only winger that constantly cooks him is savio for some reason.

That being said, I want to see him at CB, for a run of games, maybe if we sell Araujo that will happen.

Really Araujo - Kounde should be our starting Pair at CB, cubarsi should be coming off the bench.
 

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