As Manchester United’s quest for fortifying their defence continues, it seems like they’ve targeted a defender to elevate their defensive strength. According to reports (via the Evening Standard), the Red Devils are aiming to make Kalidou Koulibaly their marquee defensive signing in the summer.
While Victor Lindelof has come of age for United in recent months, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is still shaky defensive and need a proper general to calm things down. The experienced Koulibaly, whose allegedly looking for a move away from Napoli, can be a perfect fit. An intimidating, towering defender with bags of experience, he’ll blend in at Old Trafford smoothly.
Koulibaly’s maintained impressive form for Napoli this season, despite controversy of racism being pointed at him by Inter Milan fans earlier this season. The Senegalese defender has helped the Serie A giants keep 10 clean-sheets in the 20 appearances and allowed Carlo Ancelotti’s side to keep the pressure mounted on Juventus.
Koulibaly’s averaged almost 2 tackles per game, along with 4 clearances and 1.3 interceptions every time he’s appeared. A colossal leader at the back, Koulibaly possesses the ability to elevate the defensive ability of those around him. He can easily help Lindelof improve his performance-level by giving him more freedom to express himself with his defending.
The Senegalese defenders’ addition could be among United’s best in years. A defender at the peak of his power, Koulibaly can form a partnership with Lindelof akin to Ferdinand-Vidic and enable the Red Devils to challenge for the title once again.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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