Race after Koulibaly is once again

Race after Koulibaly is once again

Napoli’s central defender, who became the main figure of recent anti-racist actions after the match with Inter, Kalidou Koulibaly may transfer to another club. Alongside Manchester United the Senegalese is also hunted by Catalan Barcelona.

In the end of last year we talked about how Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis flatly refused to sell Koulibaly to Manchester United for 90 million euros, although the compensation sum was written in the contract of the central defender. However, Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper refreshed information, according to which the Neapolitans President made concessions.

The club is ready to accept the offer in the summer transfer window, but a purchase of the defensive player would hit everyone’s wallet. With the Senegalese’s sale Laurentiis intends to get no less than 120 million euros and last season the club from Naples declined Chelsea in the offer of 70 million euros.

During that time, Koulibaly progressed an made himself famous throughout Europe in the Champions league group stage. It wasn’t difficult for the 27-year old defender to stop Mbappe and Neymar’s attempts to pass defense, as well as Salah, Mane and Firmino. The last stumbling in the defender’s transfer is Carlo Ancelotti. Napoli manager doesn’t want to let go the important team player at all. Besides, Koulibaly was named the best player of Senegal, overtaking even Sadio Mane from Liverpool.

However, the footballer needs to understand that in modern reality the winning of trophies for him is basically impossible. Juventus is the main hegemon in the Italian championship and for the Champions League, the team has weak bench and no rotation. This way, the option with building and ambitious Manchester United is way more interesting, even considering Barcelona.