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Barça's problems go on, Man United to sign a top defensive star from Xavi squad

By Mario Perez

Barça's problems go on, Man United to sign a top defensive star from Xavi squad

Jim Ratcliffe could profit from the financial crisis faced by the Catalan club

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FC Barcelona problems this season could continue in the next few months, as the coach Xavi Hernandez could lose one of his main assets in the team’s defense as a consequence of the massive plans to be developed by the British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe at Manchester United.

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According to the Mancunian journal Manchester Evening Standard, the businessman would have identified a top defender from Barcelona to shield Erik Ten Hag’s defense at Manchester United, given that the Red Devils would have recently received several negative responses in their race to sign other top defenders in European football.

In this sense, and following the sources of Manchester Evening Standard, Jim Ratcliffe would be willing to profit the weak finances of FC Barcelona to sign the French versatile 25-year-old defender Jules Kounde, who would be really appreciated by the INEOS’ board due to the player’s capacity to play either as a center-back or as a right back.

He played with Messi at Barca, now is moving to Saudi Arabia with Cristiano

The player's arrival is an old desire of Manchester United

In this respect, it would be worth remembering that Jules Kounde’s arrival is an old desire of Manchester United since the Frenchman was playing for Sevilla FC, his previous club to Barcelona, and the Catalan club could profit a Manchester United lucrative offer for the player to cash in on him and raise funds to strength their finances ahead of the next summer transfer market window.


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