Italian opens up and sends Chelsea £100 million message about possible world class Koulibaly signing
Italian football expert Aurelio Capaldi has warned the likes of Chelsea about the possible signing of Kalidou Koulibaly.
have been in the transfer headlines alot of the past few months as all indications suggest that boss Frank Lampard is keen to delve into that transfer kitty in the summer and improve his back-line.
And one name that is high up on the shopping list is that of Kouliably, who is easily regarded as one of the finest central defenders in Seria A, and around Europe.
But despite rumours we have made contact with Koulibaly, Capaldi has made it clear he is not the player he once was: “I think that Kouliably needs a new experience and also Napoli would be happy to let him go if they could get a good offer,” Capaldi told the Transfer Window podcast
“Newcastle has been a whisper but I think that it’s not the same situation, for example, as last year because Koulibaly’s last season was not so good.
“He had lots of physical problems, he had injuries, basically he made mistakes and he went unnoticed.
“So I think that Napoli are happy to let him go if they get the right money but it’s hard to identify the right quantity of money now because Koulibaly at the moment is not the player that he used to be.
“So that is something which must be discussed.
“Koulibaly is earning around €7million net per season and as you can remember two years ago, market reports were saying that there were clubs ready to buy him for €100m.
“I don’t think that is the case now, not only for Koulibaly’s recent performances, not only for the injuries he’s had to face, but also because the market has changed and the market is still changing.
“Everybody is trying to realise the new shape of the market.
“I think Napoli are trying to find the right balance between the value they give to the player and the realistic offer that will come.”
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