Barcelona linked with Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly

Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly is a target for Barcelona.

According to the football transfer rumours in Italian media, Barcelona are linked with Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Senegal international has joined Napoli from Genk for a fee in the region of 7.75 million euros in July 2014. The 26-year-old has a valid contract with Napoli until June 2021.

Koulibaly has played 134 times for Napoli since signing from Genk, scoring 5 goals and creating 4 assists in that time.

The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Senegal.

 

Kalidou Koulibaly
Kalidou Koulibaly

 

As a member of Senegal national football team, Kalidou Koulibaly has won 17 caps.

Ernesto Valverde wants to sign a new centre-back and Kalidou Koulibaly is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The Senegal international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Ernesto Valverde wants to target.

Ernesto Valverde is a long term admirer of Kalidou Koulibaly and believes he can get the most out of the Senegal international.

 

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The 26-year-old would be a very good addition for Barcelona and they can afford him as well.

According to the report in Italian media, Barcelona are interested in bringing Koulibaly to Camp Nou. The deal would be possible next summer and Napoli would demand at least 50 million euros for the Senegal international.

How strong that interest is and whether Barcelona will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

 

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