Despite failing to qualify for the Champions League next season, Manchester United may still have a chance of signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Sam Pilger, a respected journalist who writes for The Times and FourFourTwo, believes there is a feeling is a transfer that could happen.
Napoli won’t want to lose their Senegalese star but know he will be a player of interest in the transfer market, not just for the Reds.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must sort out United’s defence if the team is to have any chance next season. While Victor Lindelof has looked like our most improved player this term, the Swede could come on again if the club could partner him with a world-class defensive addition.
Koulibaly warrants the praise he gets and it’s no wonder United are chasing his signature. We really should be!
Anyhow, Pilger says United have made good progress with the signing of Koulibaly, as seen on Twitter below.
#MUFC appear to have made good progress with the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli; there’s a feeling this is a transfer that could happen
— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) May 14, 2019
It would likely take a world record fee to prise Koulibaly from the Serie A outfit, with Virgil van Dijk currently listed as the most expensive defender of all-time after costing Liverpool £75m, as reported by the Telegraph.
The Reds only kept two home clean sheets in the league this season, which is our worst run at Old Trafford in the top-flight since 1962-63, as per @OptaJoe.
Should United make Koulibaly the first £100m defender?