Though the Premier League team was eager to have the Frenchman on their side they were disappointed to see their offer being rejected.
director Monchi,Manchester City
attempts to sign their defenderJules Kounde
were futile because they should have offered a bigger deal for the player. Despite Guardiola’s aim for the player in the summer the Blues eventually settled for thePortugal
Regarding the offer made by Man-City Monchi told
: “We did what we thought was fair and in defence of the interests of the club, also in an ambitious way, because many people would have chosen to accept that offer.
“We value pros and cons and believe in the player, that has been key. We believe in the projection of a 21-year-old boy with a lot of ground to make up.
“Despite being a magnificent offer, very, very good, it did not satisfy the requests or what we thought of the player.
“Perhaps it was not what he was worth, because possibly that offer was close to what he was worth at that moment but we also have to think about what he can be worth [in the future].”
Kounde chose to continue his magnificent performance on the Spanish soil after the failure of his transfer deal.
Monchi added: “He has been professional. Sometimes we are so used to seeing less professional behaviour that we are struck by the normal.
“He has accepted with normality that he has signed a contract, with a clause and some payments. I appreciate that because it’s always easier when the other party understands your position.
“He has had a professional and respectful behaviour with the club that has given him the opportunity to take another step in his career.”