Jules Konde has admitted that Barcelona supervisor Xavi performed a giant half in his determination to decide on the Blaugrana over Chelsea.
Chelsea reached a full settlement with each Konde and Sevilla earlier this month however the centre-back delayed a remaining determination to offer Barcelona time to match the Blues’ provide, finally accepting a swap to the Camp Nou when monetary phrases have been so as.
With his switch now nearly official, Konde spoke to Barca TV to credit score Xavi for his position in ending the lengthy saga.
“Xavi is basically accountable [for the decision]”, Konde admitted. “His speech excited me.
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“I spoke several times with him. The conversations were very fluid and he gave me the feeling that we see football the same way. I will come and hopefully do my best to play a leading role for this club.”
The defender added: “I am very proud, grateful and excited because I have come to a very big club with a team that is also like that. I want to start playing with the team and join my team-mates as soon as possible. .
“Sevilla is a fantastic membership however Barcelona is one other step in my profession in any respect ranges, particularly sportingly. I’ll strive to win as many titles as potential.”
Konde joins a Barcelona protection that has already added Andreas Christensen from Chelsea, with Xavi now boasting a centre-back cohort that additionally consists of Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique and Eric Garcia.