Manchester United are trying to complete a deal for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, and have reportedly already made an offer
United were once again in the transfer headlines on a daily basis about possible arrivals and possible departures, as it seemed that everyone of their players were linked with a move away, while every player was linked with a move London.
And one name that was high up on the shopping list of United boss is that of Kouliably, who is easily regarded as one of the finest central defenders in Seria A, and around Europe.
Koulibaly has been outstanding for Napoli over the past few seasons and his performances has attracted all sorts of interest from the games biggest clubs, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and even Barcelona all joining United in the chase for the defenders signature.
Sky Sports Italia claim United offered the Serie A heavyweights £71million for the 28-year-old, who is also wanted by Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain, but that wasn’t quite enough for Napoli.
The report continues to suggest that Gennaro Gattuso’s side want £89million for Koulibaly – a price that would eclipse the current world-record transfer fee paid for a defender – which is currently the £80m United paid Leicester for Maguire in August 2019
Strong, classy and composed, the 28-year-old is rightly considered world-class and would be a major statement of intent from Solskjaer in his quest to get the club back challenging for more than a top four spot.
If Solskjaer is to sign big time players, then he should start with the signing of Koulibaly as he could be the leader that the club are seeking, especially as they need to add a bit more experience to that back-line.
So even though United would have to break their own transfer record to sign Koulibaly, he would be a player that they should, he is one of the best central defenders in the game right now.
He has the ability to be a star in the Premier League.’