Certain sections of the media are reporting that La Liga giants Barcelona are apparently interested in roping in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. They are looking to bid for him as early as summer 2020. However, they might face stern competition from Manchester United in the race to draft in Kalidou Koulibaly.
According to a report carried by The Sun, Barcelona are viewing Koulibaly as someone who could succeed Gerard Pique since the latter is closing in on a retirement decision. The report from the English news network also claims that Napoli are demanding a massive £132 million for their defender.
Notably, the Senegalese International has been a vital member of Napoli squad and even starred in his team’s match-winning performance against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League. He even played all 90 minutes in Napoli’s 4-1 over Lecce in the Serie A encounter.
On the other hand, Manchester United are also looking for a defender who can partner new signing Harry Maguire. Maguire had joined Manchester United in the summer and has settled well there at the club but the defence continues to be an area of concern for the Red Devils and they have identified Koulibaly as a potential solution to their problem.
It remains to be seen which camp has the last laugh in this regard.