Kalidou Koulibaly has shown great interest in the previous summer transfer window. In August 2020, the football player even reached an agreement with Manchester City on a personal contract, but the Naples SSC rejected the proposal. President Aurelio de Laurentiis asked for 90 million euros. According to a report by La Gazetta dello Sport, the price of the defender has dropped by more than half.
Italian newspapers reported that Manchester City, Manchester United and Barcelona Football Club will contact Naples SSC regarding the transfer. Koulibaly’s starting price is about 60 million euros, but “La Gazzetta dello Sport” reported that the club officials may reduce this requirement to 50 million euros. Compared with the previous year, this is half the price.
According to media reports, Coulibaly will consider the possibility of Naples qualifying for the Champions League when determining the future of Naples. At present, due to the victory over Spezia in the 35th game, Naples SSC ranks second in the Italian Serie A with 70 points. However, the final ranking of the club depends on the results of the next match between Atalanta Bergamo, Juventus and AC Milan. All three clubs scored 69 points, one less than Gennaro Gattuso’s team.
Kalidou Koulibaly has played 37 games this season. He scored a 4-2 goal with Spezia Calcio in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia, his only goal. The 29-year-old’s current contract is valid until the end of June 2023. He has been working at SSC in Naples since 2014.