Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly (30 years) is one of the names that are on the agenda of the Barça to reinforce the defense for next season and is one of the central defenders preferred by the coach Xavi Hernandezwho highly values his forcefulness in the aerial game and his leadership capacity.
A couple of days ago, in Italy they assured that Koulibaly would have rejected the offer to renew the Naples and that he would be open to a change of scenery this summer. The center-back ends his contract in 2023 and the Naples He could study a transfer so as not to lose the free footballer next June. In this scenario, the Barça is emerging as one of the teams willing to bet on the signing of Koulibalyalthough his signing will not be an easy task.
The contractual status of Koulibaly they make it a good market opportunity and there are other clubs interested in being able to have a top-level defender. ‘Tuttosport’ pointed to Juventus as the great competitor of the Barça to achieve his signing, since the ‘bianconeros’ are looking for a replacement Chielliniwhile the ‘Corriere dello Sport’ highlighted the Paris Saint-Germain like another of the clubs following in the footsteps of the Senegalese. In addition to the interest of Juventus y PSGthe portal ‘Calciomercato’ also points to Inter de Milanthe Romathe Aston Villa or the Newcastle as possible destinations Koulibalyalthough they are more remote options and with fewer possibilities of signing the central defender.
The Barça know that to file the Koulibaly he will have to scratch his pocket and it will be necessary to see if the azulgrana bet on his incorporation or focus their efforts on other more affordable defenses. Strengthening the defense is a priority and the arrival of Koulibaly would raise the level in the rear.