Manchester United, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Kalidou Koulibaly and reports suggest that the Red Devils are in pole position to lure the Napoli star.
According to La Repubblica, the Old Trafford club are favorites to sign the Senegalese international, who currently earns around £100,000-a-week with the Serie A side.
The famous Italian source have revealed that the Naples based club would likely offload the African defender because they cannot afford to pay his high wages without Champions League football. It is stated that Man Utd are ready to offer £74million (85 million euros) and this time around, the fee should be enough to sign the former Genk man.
Koulibaly is a world class central defender, who has made it into the Serie A Team of the season in the past four campaigns.
Unfortunately, this season, he might not make it because he has mostly been on the treatment table since December 2019. He has only managed to play 15 times in the Italian league this term.
After 26 league games, Napoli are 9 points behind Atalanta, who currently occupy the final Champions League qualification spot and also have a game in hand.
Man Utd should qualify for the Europe’s elite competition to lure the best of players in the world. The 28-year-old star surely deserves to play CL football and at the moment, the Red Devils are three points behind fourth placed Chelsea after 29 fixtures.
Signing Kalidou Koulibaly would largely improve any back-line in the world but United did spend a lot to sign Maguire and have ample quality and depth in the central defense.
What do you think? Do Man Utd really need to sign an expensive central defender, who will turn 29 in just over two months? Should they offer £74million to hire his services?