Manchester United are not going to be signing Senegalese international and Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly in the winter transfer window if reports in the media are anything to go by.
According to ESPN, the Italian club have so far refused to negotiate for their prized asset and Manchester United are prepared to wait till the summer to secure his signing.
The 27-year-old star’s current deal with the Serie A side will expire in 2023 and as per a recent report covered by renowned Italian source, La Gazetta Dello Sport, Napoli value him at around £109m.
The need for a world class center back at Old Trafford has never been this big and club chief Ed Woodward should do something about the situation now and not in the summer.
What’s the point of signing Koulibaly in the summer transfer window if the club fails to finish in the top four this season and in turn fails to qualify for the next season’s Champions League?
As far as the current campaign is concerned, not all is lost yet. We could still finish in the top four and make a strong run in the Champions League but for that, we must act and reinforce the defense.
I have already raised this topic that United should break the bank to sign Koulibaly in the winter transfer window.
Still, if Napoli are not ready to lose their man in the middle of the campaign, then the Red Devils must sign a quality alternative instead of waiting for the summer to secure the signing of the African superstar.
United face Tottenham away from home on Sunday and I’m worried about our back-line. The north Londoners scored 3 goals at Old Trafford earlier in the season and they have netted 11 goals without conceding in their last three fixtures in all competitions.