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Potential consequences of Manchester United signing Kalidou Koulibaly

Potential consequences of Manchester United signing Kalidou Koulibaly

Manchester United will have high hopes heading into tomorrow’s game with bitter rivals Liverpool, as the they’ve been nothing short of dominant in recent times. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has worked wonders since taking over at Old Trafford but Jurgen Klopp’s side will be his biggest test yet, so he’ll be desperate to come out on top.

The Red Devils received a boost on the transfer front recently, as according to Metro, Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent admitted to Radio Kiss Kiss that he would listen to offers to play on an ‘important stage’.

Here’s what he had to say:

‘If you have the chance to play on important stages, you listen, even if I repeat he is very close to Napoli.’

Indeed, bringing Kalidou Koulibaly to Old Trafford would be a dream for many supporters but some of the club’s current batch of players may not share the same view, so here are the potential consequences of signing Koulibaly…

ED WOODWARD MAKES HUGE MOVE

Ed Woodward has made a number of big moves over the years at Manchester United, including bringing the likes of Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, Fred and Romelu Lukaku to the club.

It’s safe to say that Woodward would have to make another huge move to bring the Senegal international to England as Napoli are reportedly (as per Metro) likely to demand £90 million for his services.

Of course, paying that amount of money would make sense for the Red Devils as they would strengthen in the right area and bag themselves one of the world’s best defenders.

PHIL JONES DEPARTS

Phil Jones has struggled to nail down a permanent place in the starting lineup in recent times, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has chopped and changed things.

Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly have established themselves as regular under Solskjaer, so Jones already finds himself down the pecking order. And, it’s safe to say that the arrival of Koulibaly and Chris Smalling’s return from injury would push him even further down the pile, which could force him into looking for an exit in the summer.

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