Liverpool have reportedly opened talks to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer but could face competition from Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur – and Liverpool fans are desperate for the Senegalese to move to Anfield.
Koulibaly, 28, has been in stunning form for Napoli this season as he continues to prove that he is one of Europe’s best central defenders. Strength, pace, aerial ability but also excelling with the ball at his feet, Koulibaly has it all.
Little surprise, then, that Koulibaly is rated at a whopping £70million (Foot Mercato) and is expected to move to the Premier League this summer. TuttoMercatoWeb claim Liverpool are in talks to sign the former Genk defender.
The same report claims that Liverpool could look to sell Joel Matip in the coming months, and look to replace the former Schalke ace with Koulibaly. But other reports suggest Liverpool will face competition for Koulibaly.
Indeed, Le10Sport reckon Newcastle have tabled an enormous £200,000-a-week offer to lure Koulibaly to Tyneside, while Sky Italy transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio told Sky Sports that Koulibaly is an important target for Tottenham this summer.
Liverpool supporters have reacted on Twitter to the reported news that Liverpool are in talks to sign Koulibaly in the coming months and many believe he would be a top addition to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
I joked about this before and I'm here for it.
Its good to have an elite defensive partnership. We haven't had this in a long time.
Virgil and Koulibaly will be a delight to watch.
— Wale Kembi (@Kembox) April 30, 2020
Would be insane, but highly doubtful…Would only make sense if Trent shifts to MID, Joe shifts to RB and there’s a spot open at CB.
— j. (@GhostX96) April 30, 2020
Would be an an absolute dream signing
— PaulShilly 🌹🌹 (@shillcock_paul) April 30, 2020
Sign him fast
— Fantastee84 (@fantastee84) April 30, 2020
Omg. Liverpool with the two best centre backs in the world? Look out world!
— artandscience (@artandscience) April 30, 2020
Great. Love it @LFC
— Life Quotes & Facts♥ (@DubeDaily) April 30, 2020