Kalidou Koulibaly Sends Out Message Over His Future
Koulibaly on the Shortlist of Europe’s Elite
Koulibaly joined Napoli in 2014 from Belgian side KRC Genk and has made over 175 appearances since. Despite his 2019/20 season being blighted by injuries, with Koulibaly featuring just 19 times, he is still in high demand.
Transfer rumours regarding Koulibaly joining one of Europe’s elite have increased in recent months.
However, according to reports in Italy, the Senegalese international has indicated that he sees his future in Naples.
Koulibaly: I am 100 Percent Napoli
Koulibaly, who captains his national team, told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “In football, you never know what happens. I never spoke to Napoli about leaving.
“If we have to find a solution, we will find it, but I have never talked about the transfer market.
“I also read in the newspapers about my future. But I only want to think about playing, I am 100 per cent Napoli and it bothers me to be linked, every day, to this or that European club.”
The 29-year-old went on to say: “We will see what the president will decide and if he proposes to extend my contract, that would allow me to end my career here.”
He signed a new contract in 2018 that would keep him in Southern Italy until at least 2023, by which time he will be 32-years-old.
Kalidou Koulibaly to Disappoint Suitors
This news regarding the Napoli defender’s future may come as bad news to chief executives across Europe.
Koulibaly has been tracked by some of Europe’s top clubs but he may have now cast considerable doubt over any move.
At the age of 29, it may be now or never for a move away from the San Paolo. Yet this pledge of loyalty to Napoli could force the chasing pack of clubs to look elsewhere.