Koulibaly’s Transfer: Madrid Rival United for Senegalese Defender
Real Madrid have joined the race for Kalidou Koulibaly’s signature with the European champions reportedly preparing a £90M bid.
eal Madrid have joined the race for Kalidou Koulibaly’s signature with the European champions reportedly preparing a £90M bid.
The Senegalese international has been linked with Manchester United since last year and was on Jose Mourinho’s wish-list prior to receiving the boot.
However, the 20-time Premier League winners face stiff rivalry following Madrid’s decision to also pursue the in-demand centre-back.
The Los Blancos have shipped in a total 23 goals in 18 La Liga outings as coach Solar buckles under immense pressure to retain his job with the club’s leaky defence his major worry.
Hoping to remedy this patch, the 42-year-old considers Koulibaly as a perfect fit in his quest as he evaluates a January move for the Senegalese.
United have a long standing interest in the 27-year-old who has become one of the finest stoppers in Europe but Real are fired up on lodging in a £90M offer in an effort to gazump the deal.
However, thebobstacle to seeing the transfer happen hinges on Napoli who are understandably unwilling to sell their star man whose contract with the Serie A side elapses June 2023.
The Blues are resigned to losing Kalidou but do not want to cash in on him this January until a replacement is found.
The arrival of the European Cup holders onto the scene could spell an abrupt end to the Greater Manchester club’s pursuit of the defender styled as The Wall for his no-nonsense defensive approach.