Manchester United are the only team who is chasing Napoli player. They can get the player for a cut-price.
The summer transfer window seems to be a strategic move from the side of Manchester United. Ole is planning a few businesses concentrating on attacking and midfield options. The defender’s list is less encouraging for Ed Woodward and his company. Although the race for Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly remains as one of the preferences.
The record signing of January transfer window a Harry Maguire already used the budget for the defensive department for the season and spectators are asking questions will Ole go for another defensive option this summer.
29-year-old Koulibaly is followed by Manchester City and Paris-Saint Germain along with Red Devils. According to Le Parisien, United is lagging behind the other two sides in the race for the defender. Maybe the lack of interest is the reason for the response of Ole.
PSG is discussing the financial implications of the ongoing COVID crisis and speculating the chances of bringing the Senegalese to the French capital. Thomas Tuchel is impressed with the loan campaign of striker Mauro Icardi and will be pleased if he stays in Paris. So the summer should match that target and the midfield requirements are the replacements for Thomas Meunier and Layvin Kurzawa. These players will end the contract with Paris this summer and leave a gap in the midfield of Tuchel.
Pep Guardiola is also in need of more center-back options and Koulibaly is preferable for Cityzens. The question of money is also a problem for Etihad stadium. They are short of enough back-ups for the backline. It’s time for some change in the formation in Pep’s play as they are facing more challenges from other teams, unlike the previous season.
Back to Old Trafford, the defenders are too much in the squad of Ole. The boss also thinking about offloading some of the options from the backline so that he can have a permanent back four. Captain Maguire is lacking a permanent partner in the role of stopper back. Koulibaly’s profile meets this need of Old Trafford.
United ‘Last Man Standing’
According to Transfermarkt, Koulibaly’s deal will worth the minimum amount of €56 million. Napoli will always trade with more than the above figure. This is the best chance for Italians to make maximum money out of the player. His contract will end next summer and at the age of 30. It will be a hard task for the club to find a decent offer.
So, they will go with the plan and propose a record fee for the star as he is in demand for topmost sides of Europe. The season starts with the player include 21 games in Italy. It is quite enough to claim a switch in the summer. Napoli and United previously had talks on the player in the past and the high transfer fee discouraged the moves of Old Trafford for the star.
The latest situations are not in favor of a shocking transfer in the market. And teams are trying to limit the spending for the summer. Most of the sides are furnishing the existing squad and creating more competition within the players. The chances least of the less for United in the case of Napoli star while Ole has got some other important business to do prior to the transfer window.