The central defender of Napoli is the great incorporation of the ‘blue’ team after a transfer of 40 million euros
The Senegalese central signs until 2027 and will receive 10 million net per season
It’s official. Kalidou Koulibaly is a new footballer chelsea. The soap opera with the central Naples ended after his arrival in the Premier League. The player has signed his contract with the ‘blues’ for the next 5 seasons and will have a annual salary of 10 million euros net. The Senegalese was one of the main objectives of FC Barcelona but he ended up choosing to play next season in Stamford Bridge.
The Naples He has already told Juventus that he will only sell his player (who had a contract until 2023) to teams that were not in direct competition. Finally, it is the set recently acquired by Todd Boehly that put the 40 million euros on the table to get their services. This is the first confirmed signing of Tuchel’s team in this transfer window.
The arrival of Rahim Sterling it is imminent. His farewell in the networks of the Manchester City and the message from team-mate Kyle Walker, who wished him luck in his new stage as a Chelsea player, confirms the signing.
Koulibaly will face a great challenge in his career at his moment of footballing maturity: he’s 31 and in his best shape. The Senegalese arrived in Napoli in 2014 from Genk, and despite rumors that placed him away from southern Italy every summer, he had failed to certify a transfer of this level. He was always the great central defender, one of the best in Europe, for whom all the greats fought until the final stamp of the chelsea.
The powerful footballer is the first reinforcement of a defense which had been left in checkerboard after the departure of Christensen there Rüdiger and was in dire need of a replacement. Nathan Ake could be the second to arrive for the left-footed centre-back. Thomas Tuchel should be more than happy if he reunites this couple to accompany him Thiago Silva in back
Senegalese leaves Serie A after more than 300 games as a Napoli footballer, where he is considered one of the best footballers of this century. His arrival in English football could have a very positive impact on Chelsea, who integrate one of the most appreciated central defenders in Europe and with an immediate performance practically guaranteed. With signatures like that of Koulibaly, in Stamford Bridge they will be able to afford the luxury of dreaming of everything.