Kalidou Koulibaly wants to leave Napoli with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City interested, Area Napoli claims.
Tottenham could look to bring in Koulibaly to bolster their defence. Jose Mourinho is already looking at potential reinforcements after conceding more than one goal in his first several matches in charge.
Koulibaly asks to leave
Koulibaly has consistently proven his defensive ability over the past few seasons in both Serie A and the Champions League. The 28-year-old has now reportedly asked to leave Napoli as he wants a new challenge.
The Premier League could be Koulibaly’s next destination. But Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has apparently set an asking price of more than £100m. This would be a tough task for Spurs to shell, especially in January, but some negotiating could be done.
Man City are the other team interested in Koulibaly. Pep Guardiola’s side have been in poor form in the past few weeks and are running out of time to catch Liverpool. But could Mourinho beat his old foe in this transfer race? Here are some Spurs fans tweeting about this latest piece of news.
On my knees.
— Tanguyfastic (@centralthoughtt) December 10, 2019
Would be an incredible signing
— ?? (@N17yids1) December 10, 2019
If we sign koulibaly, just give us the league next season
— David d Taylor (@dayvid_d_taylor) December 10, 2019
He’s exactly what we need but we won’t pay the big monies for a 28 year old. Next
— Deco (@miamibyrne) December 10, 2019
Never going to happen. Maybe the German defender Tah. Similar style to Koulibaly but 5 years younger and cheaper
— Matt Ramstead (@M_Ramstead) December 10, 2019
There is going to be a ton of competition for his services
— Henry Aro (@HenryAro18) December 10, 2019