According to a report from AreaNapoli.it via Sports Witness, as tweeted by Man City Superbia, Manchester City could be front-runners along with Tottenham to sign star defender Kalidou Koulibaly for €120m (£101m) as soon as January.
The Senegalese centre-back has reportedly told the club he wants to leave, but it would only be for the price of £101m with Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis setting a firm cost in order to profit off top clubs begging for his signature.
Should Manchester City sign a central defender in January?
City, in particular, are in dire need of defensive reinforcement following a disjointed campaign so far – picking up four losses in the league already this season and barely showing the form which won them a first ever domestic treble in 2018/2019.
As a result, supporters have encouraged the move on Twitter – here is what they had to say.
I would pay anything to get him tbh. We need him or soyuncu imo
— Kristian Redmond (@RedmondKristian) December 10, 2019
get it done
— Woots (@stevewootton_) December 10, 2019
Money doesn’t matter really. Nobody for any value can offer what Koulibaly will provide in the backline. Koulibaly can easily shore the defense for next 5 years which provide ample time for THB & Garcia to develop. Koulibaly is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.
— Footballism (@Footballism16) December 10, 2019
In this day and age, you can easy get a CB to 35 as a squad player.. 100m over 7 years is a no brainer for this lad.
— Gaz / wkdsoul (@FMwkdsoul) December 10, 2019
Would take him whatever the price is tbh
— Marcus🇳🇴 (@Marcusevv) December 10, 2019
He’s all we need.. 💪
— Vipül (@vipulpal21) December 11, 2019
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