Barcelona Star Defender Has ‘Interesting’ Profile for PSG to Bolster Defense, Expert Says

A recent report has emerged indicating Paris Saint-Germain’s interest in Jules Koundé. The latest update on this speculation highlights the Frenchman’s suitability for the center-back position, aligning with the club’s current preference for French talent.

PSG have a strategic approach to luring talent away from FC Barcelona, having successfully acquired players like Neymar Jr., Xavi Simons, and Ousmane Dembélé. This approach has proven successful, and Koundé could be the latest to jump from the Catalan side to the French giants, further strengthening the team.

CBS Sports reporter Jonathan Johnson spoke with PSG Talk and noted whether he sees this potential transfer as the right move for the Parisians.

“I think there’s probably scope to do quite a good deal at the moment, given Barcelona’s perilous financial situation, where I think they would have to listen to sensible offers as opposed to just charging ridiculous prices for somebody like Koundé,” Johnson said. 

“And I think his profile is interesting as well. Like you said, predominantly a central defender, but [he] has played right back at times when asked, not just for Barcelona but also for the French national team as well.”

The Ligue 1 giants will have money to spend and a need to bolster the center-back position this summer. One determining factor in whether they push for the 25-year-old is how he performs against them in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie. If PSG seems convinced of his performance, they could accelerate their pursuit.

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