Rakitic 'understands' Kounde if he wants to leave Sevilla

Mon 19 April 2021 | 9:00

The young star has been linked with a move away from Sevilla in recent months.

Jules Kounde

has established a reputation as one of the most promising young defenders of European football. The 22-year-old has featured in 27 league games for the Andalusians as they sit fourth in La Liga with 64 points from their 31 matches. The French defender has been linked with

Manchester United


Manchester City

, who are both interested in bolstering their backlines with young blood.

Ivan Rakitic

says he can’t blame Kounde if he decides to continue his career elsewhere.

“A boy like Kounde, at his age, if he gets an offer from one of the biggest clubs in the world, you have to understand the kid and his situation,”

he told an interview with

Mundo Deportivo


Sevilla are reportedly negotiating with Kounde over a contract renewal. The Spanish side are keen to increase the player’s release clause from €55m to €70m.

source: SportMob