Video appears to show Barcelona’s president quitting, but reports claim he was joking.
A fan’s video has gone viral, attracting the attention of others who follow the transfer market.
Laporta: "Koundé, no. He's been signed by Chelsea."
Apparently a joke? What a transfer saga this has beenpic.twitter.com/ByGA21T4Bq
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“How are things shaking on the Koundé deal?” the fan asks.
“Koundé, no. He’s been signed by Chelsea.” Laporta answers in the video.
The video was apparently filmed outside a hotel in the United States. Barcelona are currently touring the US during preseason playing friendly matches.
Reports have said that Koundé is wanted by both Barcelona and Chelsea, and it’s unclear which team the Sevilla and France defender will paly for next season.
According to a report from Gerard Romero, the comment was intended in an ironic manner.
Was it an admission that Barcelona were out of the race? Or was Laporta trolling?
It’ll all be revealed soon. At the moment, the football world awaits the conclusion of this transfer saga.