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Kounde in no rush to leave Sevilla amidst Real Madrid links

Kounde in no rush to leave Sevilla amidst Real Madrid links

The 21-year old has been heavily linked with Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona but the Frenchman is happy at his current club.

Kounde joined Sevilla last year for a fee reported to be worth £22.6m, which would make him the club’s record-signing.

The defender enjoyed a splendid first season in Sevilla since his arrival from Bordeaux last summer.



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“It is always good that you interest teams, be it Diego or myself,” he told Marca. “We are very focused on winning this cup. I don’t look at other teams.

“I’m good at Sevilla. Next year we are going to play in the Champions League and we all deserve it. I am very focused and very happy here.

“It is something that I control, but sometimes there are parameters that do not depend on me. I do not look away [from Sevilla].”

“I do not know if we are favourites. For most people I don’t think so,” he added. “But we don’t care.

“Nobody wants to go to the final and win the cup as much as we do. We will give everything on the pitch. In the end, when we give everything, we can beat any team.”

The U-21 international will face French teammates Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba on Sunday and he is familiar with the former.

He said: “I have seen [Martial] play many times. He is a very good forward, very complete. Powerful, fast, skillful with the ball and we are sure that we will have to be very aware, as with Adama [Traore, against Wolves], even if he is another level of power.

“Diego and I will have to talk a lot. We cannot leave him spaces.”

On Pogba, Kounde added: “He is an important player, a reference in world football. He has a lot of quality, one of the best midfielders in the world and is very important in the France team.

“Their individuals are very powerful, but we focus on the collective and ourselves. We know what United represents in the world, they are a reference.”

Sevilla will face Premier League giants Manchester United for their semi-final clash of the Europa League on Sunday.

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