Kalidou Koulibaly has admitted that he wants to finish his career at Napoli, although he has refused to rule out the possibility of a summer exit
Widely regarded as one of the best defenders on the planet, Koulibaly has registered over 240 appearances for Napoli since arriving from Genk in 2014.
Having established himself as a cornerstone of the ‘Partenopei’ defense, the 29-year-old has attracted interest from several Premier League heavyweight clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool.
While the Reds already saw their £58million bid comfortably rejected by the Serie A outfit, City and United have yet to make their moves towards bringing the towering centre-back to England.
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“I would love to stay at Napoli for life, but I can’t make promises. I am part of the project and at the end of the season I will speak to the directors. Right now, my mind is 100% on the pitch.”
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Napoli bigwig, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has slapped a massive €100million price tag on Koulibaly’s head in an effort to scare potential suitors away but has recently conceded he might sell his prized asset for the right price.
“If City or United or PSG with €100m showed up, I would think about it [selling Koulibaly], and it is probable that they [the player] would leave, always if their will was to leave.”
Known as a stubborn negotiator, De Laurentiis is unlikely to lower his demands, especially given that Koulibaly has three years left on his contract at the San Paolo.
But, even though the Senegal international maintains he enjoys his life in Italy, he can’t guarantee that he will stay put beyond the summer.
“I would love to stay at Napoli for life, but I can’t make promises,” he said, as transmitted by Goal.com.
“I am part of the project, and at the end of the season, I will speak to the directors. Right now, my mind is 100% on the pitch.”