Chelsea seems to be drawing close to making Jules Kounde their first signing this summer, after the defender was recently spotted in London, reports claims that the transfer fees has been discussed between Chelsea and Sevilla, and it is believed to be in the region of £51 million with several bonuses.
The Sevilla defender was almost signed by Chelsea last summer, but the deal collapsed at the last minutes, due to both clubs not agreeing on the transfer fees, Kounde stayed at Sevilla and had another impressive campaign, helping them to keep the best defensive record in La liga.
After the the takeover of Chelsea by Todd Boehly is officially announced, Chelsea could also announced the signing of Jules Kounde as their first signing this summer immediately.
In this article, we will be writing on the likely shirt numbers that would be available for the young defender to wear at Chelsea, when the deal to sign him is completed.
With Jules Kounde almost certain to become an important member of the Chelsea squad when he joins, he would be hoping to get a shirt number that represents an important squad player of the team.
He wore the number 23 shirts number for Sevilla in the just concluded La liga season, and has also previously wore the number 25, 12, and 4 for both club and country.
1. The Number 2
One of the numbers that could be appealing for Jules Kounde to wear at Chelsea could be the number 2 shirt, as he plays primarily as a center back, but has also featured in the right back position for France.
The shirt number was occupied by Antonio Rudiger, but he is set to leave the club at the end of this season, which makes the number vacant for next season.
2. The Number 4
The number four shirt number is another important shirt number that could be worn by a defender.
The number was allocated to Andreas Christensen, but he is set to depart the club this summer to join Barcelona. Jules Kounde could be offered choose to wear the number four shirt number.
3. The Number 23
Currently, the Chelsea number 23 shirt is worn by Kenedy, but his future doesn’t seems to be certain at Chelsea.
Jules Kounde could decide to continue with the shirt number he wore at Sevilla in the just concluded season.
4. The Number 12
Jules Kounde has previously worn the number 12 shirt number for Sevilla, but the shirt number is currently occupied by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The number 12 number could become vacant for him to pick next season, if Ruben Loftus-Cheek leaves the club this summer.
The number 25 is another number Jules Kounde have worn severally for the France national team, but since Frank Zola left Chelsea, no other player have worn that shirt for the club.
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