Within the bad taste in the mouth that the defeat suffered against Atlético de Madrid left in Sevilla, the match at the Wanda Metropolitano once again revealed that Jules Koundé has a bearer check for 90 million euros in Nervión, his clause rescission. The young French central defender showed an unprecedented personality for a 22-year-old footballer, who did not fulfill his obligations as a defender but also threw the team on his back to lead the attack in pursuit of a draw that, unfortunately for Sevilla's interests, did not arrive.

After completing a spectacular second part of the season last year, Koundé has not only maintained his level, but has increased it. His saving actions in defense are the daily bread in Sevilla's matches, while in attack he contributes more and more. This only confirms the success of the Nervionense club in not accepting the 55 million that Manchester City offered in the summer, since the price of Koundé right now is, at least, that of his clause.

Koundé was a personal bet of Monchi a year and a half ago and he became the most expensive signing in the club's history, although this statement has a nuance. Sevilla paid 20 million to Girondins de Bordeaux plus another five in variables that, almost certainly, will be fulfilled this year. Or what is the same, Koundé was not the most expensive entry but it will end up being.

However, his performance shows the wisdom of betting so hard on a footballer who had only played 70 games in the elite in the season and a half at Girondins when he arrived in Nervión. As if that were not enough, Koundé adapted from the first moment to the club and the city, learned the language with astonishing speed and has been able to recover from the bad stretch of play that he suffered at the beginning of 2020 or the positive COVID detected after his call. with the Selection sub 21 of France. “Jules (Koundé) doesn't give a damn if it's the most expensive in history or not,” Monchi said on the day of his presentation. He was not wrong.

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