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Koulibaly could join Barcelona for £8 million

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Kalidou Koulibaly has been one of the most complete defenders in Football. Barcelona could get their hands on this prime-time center back from Napoli for £8 million GBP.

The Senegal international is uncertain about whether to continue in Italy or look for other clubs in Europe. According to reports from Corriere Dello Sport, the defender might leave Napoli in the upcoming transfer window.

Napoli’s take on the defender

Koulibaly has turned down Napoli’s first offer for a new contract and has joining Barcelona as an option. This surprisingly does not hurt Napoli, a club that’s currently focused on its growth.

Luciano Spalletti, the Naples manager gained a lot from the defender and is sad to see a talent leave. Aurelio De Laurentiis the club president is keen on making the best out of the player by selling him.

Napoli has slapped a £40 million price tag on the Nigerian. Now redirecting to Barcelona’s debts, the Catalans are thinking twice before making a move. Despite Xavi Hernandez‘s strong regard for the player, Barcelona is unable to invest even a fraction of that sum.

Koulibaly’s future

Koulibaly doesn’t seem to be in a position to extend his contract with Napoli. In addition, he understands that if a new deal cannot be reached, the club will be forced to sell him. Since the player wants to join Barcelona, this puts Napoli in a demanding position.

The Italian side could easily make more money out of Koulibaly considering how desperate Barcelona is for defenders. They think the Spanish giants can cross their boundaries in terms of the financial crisis and sign this experienced defender.

Despite the fact that the AFCON champion will have to settle for lower salaries at Camp Nou, the promise of playing for Barça might be sufficient to entice Koulibaly, who will be eager to move on following experiencing the Serie A enough. 

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