Koulibaly has been producing quality seasons for Napoli since 2014-15, but it has taken quite a few years for top European clubs to try and sign him. The latest to join his list of suitors is the new super-Newcastle, according to 'Football Insider'. Icardi or Coutinho, other possible market targets.
Getting the 'Azzurri' defender will be difficult. To do so, the Magpies will have to negotiate with Aurelio de Laurentiis, the club's president. He is a leader with a very strong character who, when he appears in public, tends to make it clear that he will not allow the departure of important players for sums that are not juicy for his coffers.
In fact, in the past, when the centre-back was being touted by several teams, he labelled him with a starting price of over 100 million euros. What is striking is that this figure might not be a deterrent for the English. The fortune of the Arab investment fund that now manages them is huge.
Koulibaly's move to Newcastle, however, is one that could be stopped in its tracks. First, the board wants to sign a coach with a proven track record who can convey what they want their squad to be like. And, when the arrival of the manager in question is made official, it will be up to him to decide whether he is interested in the defender.
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