Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are spending relentlessly. Both clubs bring what they need and what they don’t. They wave petro-dollars, they attract stars from all over the world, only there are football players who are not interested in money as much as love.
Unless he is pathetic, and it seems he is not, he made it clear: Kalidou Koulibaly is not interested in a transfer to the gold-encrusted stadium. It is beautiful for a Senegalese in ancient Naples as well. Nice, because they appreciate it.
There is something about the energy of the south of Italy that has so impressed the strong center back that he rejects the calls of the Arab owners of two financially perhaps the most powerful clubs on the planet, at the moment.
"I had offers from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, however, the Neapolitans love me and I feel extremly nice in Naples." "I have three years left on my contract and I want to make all those people who appreciate me so happy," said Koulibaly after Napoli's victory in San Sebastian in the second round of the Europa League (1: 0).
Based on his words, it seems that he is ready to complete the contract, not to change the environment in which he stepped six years ago from Genk. He did not play in the finish of the previous season due to injury and admits that it bothered him.
"Behind me is a difficult season, injuries prevented me from providing more. The coach told me the truth in my face, and that is that I have to return to the usual level. I appreciate honesty. It is my fault that I wanted to do more than I could at certain moments, because I was not physically ready enough.
And here are the results ", Koulibaly is satisfied with the cooperation with Gatusso. It is true that there have been many stories this summer about the transfer of Kalidou Koulibaly. It was rumored that City wanted Koulibaly, that he was necessary for the club and that Manchester City would do everything to get Koulibaly to Ettihad Stadium.
It’s not just Manchester City that wanted Koulibaly. Their city rival Manchester United tried to bring in a Senegalese and offered a large sum of money but the Neapolitans were reluctant to consider offers. And of course, there is PSG who, after the departure of Thiago Silva, wanted to strengthen their defensive line.
Still, Koulibaly seems to be a loyal player who respects the club and understands how much the club has given him, and given that he wants to stay and show that he respects the entire club. This season Koulibaly is aware that he is not a player as he was, but injury is the main culprit for such a situation. However, he is a great professional and under the leadership of Gattuso he will soon find the right form