Manchester United seem to have been handed a big boost in their pursuit of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, after the player was tipped to seal a cut-price move away from Italy.
According to the Daily Star, the club are very keen on bringing in a new centre back to reinforce their back line following their failure to do so in the summer.
The report also notes that Koulibaly has been a long-term target for United, with the club reportedly making a £95M offer for the Senegalese international before the January transfer window, a move that was turned down by Napoli.
However, despite their failure with this move, it seems like United may have been handed a boost in their pursuit of the player according to the player’s former agent.
As per the Mirror, when speaking to Canal+, Koulibaly’s former agent Bruno Satin said “but if Koulibaly leaves Napoli, he will not come to PSG. His transfer could cost €100m (£87.5m).”
This is great news for Man United, as it seems like the player could very well be available at a cut-price, news that’ll surely be music to the club’s ears.
Koulibaly is one of the best centre backs on the planet, and if he were to move to Old Trafford, he would definitely put an end to the club’s search for defensive reinforcements.
The Senegalese international has shown during his time with Napoli that he has what it takes to be classed as the best defender on the planet in the near future.
All that now remains is to see whether the defender ends up sealing a cut-price move away from Napoli, one that could see him end up at Old Trafford if United play their cards right.