World class signing on the cards? as £100 million rated defender Koulibaly ‘favours move’ to Manchester United
Reports have claimed that Kalidou Koulibaly prefers a move to Manchester United at the end of the season.
Koulibaly is easily regarded as one of the most powerful and dominant players in the Italian Leagues, and has developed into one of the most impressive defenders in world football, which has alerted all the biggest clubs.
There has been alot of speculation that Man Utd are still very much interested in trying to sign Koulibaly, should he come onto the market, and are plotting to make a move at the end of the season, if you believe all the reports.
But Koulibaly, whose contract expires in summer 2023, has played in 18 games for Napoli this season, helping keep seven clean sheets, will not come cheap, as the likes of Man Utd have been warned that they will have to pay close to £100 million to secure a transfer deal
And according to Marca, the Senegalese ace now favours a move to Old Trafford, as it appears he is keen on leaving the Serie A side.
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis recently warned the likes of Manchester United they must offer at least £100m if they want to sign Kalidou Koulibaly
De Laurentiis spoke to Jim White, and the Sky Sports News’ presenter relayed his conversation on talkSPORT.
“This morning, I spoke to Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Napoli owner, and said what about your player, are there bids in for him? He laughed it off saying he’s not for sale.
“It seems on this occasion Koulibaly is going nowhere. He stays and that was as recent as this morning. Anyone going in with anything other than £100million for Koulibaly can forget it.
“He’s absolutely not for sale unless one of the big clubs in England come up with £100million.”
Koulibaly is world class, there is no doubt about that, but he is not a player that United should spend £100 million on, there are much alternatives out there that will cost the club alot less.