Man City plotting a world record bid to beat Man United for the signature of Napoli’s star defender Kalidou Koulibaly
Manchester City are reportedly planning to bring Senegalese star Kalidou Koulibaly to the Etihad. Napoli’s star defender has been a long-rumoured target of City’s local rivals, Man United. However, City are hoping that they can beat their rivals to his signature.
Man City have been left with a hole in their defence after the departure of long serving club captain Vincent Kompany. The Belgian has moved back to Anderlecht as player manager and the English Champions hope they can replace him with the Senegalese.
According to Gazetta dello Sport, City are willing to spend an astronomical £84 million. The current world record transfer for a defender is £75m that Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk in January 2018.
Manchester City have a strong interest in Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Pep Guardiola is a fan of the player and City have offered €95M to Napoli for his services.
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Koulibaly still has 4 more years left in his contract but Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli may find big money hard to turn down. Especially when they’re looking to break Juventus’ stronghold in the league this season. They can use that money to finance their upcoming transfers and loans such as James Rodriguez’s move from Real Madrid.
If it comes down to the Manchester rivals; Koulibaly may prefer to play for City who have won back to back titles. Moreover, United cannot offer any champions league football this season.