Former Manchester United and Everton star Phil Neville, who is now a Pundit has stated that Kalidou Koulibaly will be moving to England soon, amid interest from the Red Devils and Chelsea.
Both the Premier League giants are looking for more defensive reinforcements as they look to fortify their back-line for the upcoming campaign. The Senegal international has been linked with a move to the top flight of English football for quite some time now. Due to this, it seems that the former England international is quite sure that Koulibaly will leave Napoli and play in the most-watched league in Europe in the days to come.
He has been responsible for Napoli’s success in the recent days, which saw them finish in second place in the domestic league behind Juventus.
Once the World Cup is over, there will be a lot of big clubs adding some more top stars and Koulibaly could be one such player, leaving his current club and moving elsewhere.
With that being said, both Jose Mourinho and also the Chelsea management might be looking at him as a player, who can really help them win more titles in the days to come.
Keeping that in mind, they will be looking to sign him and an intense transfer saga is expected, though it is still not certain which club will come out on top.
Talking about Koulibaly in an interview with BBC One he stated:
“Yeah, big fan. I think he will end up in the Premier League soon.”
“If you’re looking at the best defenders in the Champions League, in European football, I think this lad is one of them.”
“So strong, brilliant on the cover. I think one-on-one defending there is no-one better because if you have somebody up against him he loves it.”
Talking about the player and his admiration for him, he further added, “He’s a beast in the way he defends, look at him getting the blocks in, gives the centre-forward absolutely nothing.”
“I think he’s the leader, he gives this team the foundation. Good with his feet, distribution with both sides.”
“I think working with the coach at Napoli, (Maurizio) Sarri, has helped him defensively in the way that he reads the game.”
“I’m an absolutely massive fan.”
Well, now that Senegal are out of the World Cup in the group stages itself, the player does have a lot of time to decide his future and what he wishes to do. Whether or not he wants to move to the Premier League, will be his call, though it will be a tough one to make with Carlo Ancelotti now in charge of the Naples based side.