Kounde revealed how Guardiola almost convinced him to leave Sevilla.
Jules Kounde has revealed it was ‘very tempting’ to join Manchester City after his first season with Sevilla.
The Frenchman joined Barcelona in the summer after rejecting interest from Chelsea and City.
Kounde has revealed how a phone call from Man City manager Pep Guardiola almost convinced him to leave Sevilla after his first season in 2020.
On reported contact with Guardiola, Kounde said: “Yes, but after my first season at Sevilla. It was very tempting.
“I had also decided that it was my first year there and that I could not force anything.
“Yes, [he called again] this summer, but players had to leave the club first.”