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​Sevilla defender Kounde: Man City interest was flattering

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde admits it was flattering to find himself linked with a move to Manchester City.

The Citizens spent the entire transfer window chasing a top center half, and eventually landed on Ruben Dias from Benfica, along with Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.

But Kounde could have been a City player had things gone a little differently. For now, he appears to be happy at Sevilla.

"The interest of a club like City is always a good thing, but I'm at Sevilla and I'm very calm," Kounde told Sevilla FC TV.

"I'm lucky to be at a club that competes at a very good level. We have a fantastic group of players and people.

"That wasn't a bad option, but I always told [Sevilla director of football] Monchi that I would not force anything. If everyone wasn't happy, I knew I had a contract here, playing in the Champions League".

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