Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli joins Chelsea on a four-12 months deal

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Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli joins Chelsea on a 4-yr deal

English Leading League giants Chelsea have formally finished the signing of Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The leading defender will sign up for Thomas Tuchel’s squad as he proceeds to rebuild his staff.

Kalidou Koulibaly joins Chelsea on a four-year deal
Kalidou Koulibaly

The 31-12 months-aged Koulibaly has played in 26 Champions League video games for Napoli considering that 2014, building him the great match for a Blues team that will be aiming for a deep operate in the competition future period.

Presnel Kimpembe of Paris Saint-Germain and Matthijs de Ligt has been heavily joined with Chelsea around the earlier thirty day period, so Chelsea may possibly make your mind up to look at more strengthening their backline before the finish of the summer.

The full price compensated by Chelsea, which include increase-ons, will be £34 million ($41 million) for the proven Napoli defender. The Senegal international, who led his staff to victory at the Africa Cup of Nations in February, has agreed to a 4-calendar year offer in west London that operates as a result of the summer time of 2026.

Kalidou Koulibaly will gain up to £8.5m ($10m) salary each and every year. The 31-year-aged has currently had an interview with the clubs’ official site in which he explained: “I’m incredibly happy to be below with this team at Chelsea.

“It’s a significant staff in the planet and my dream was normally to play in the Premier League. Chelsea came very first to get me in 2016 but we did not make it. Now when they came to me I acknowledged it due to the fact they definitely required me to arrive to the Premier League to play for them.”

Kalidou Koulibaly and Chelsea’s initially-selection goalkeeper Edouard Mendy are from the very same country and he’s also mates with Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.

The defender disclosed that the two gamers played a part in bringing him to the club simply because they helped him to make the decision. He also thanked the Chelsea supporters for the heat welcome as he mentioned that he met some of them on the airplane whilst coming to London.

After dropping center-back Rudiger on a free transfer to Serious Madrid previously this summer months and Denmark star Christensen on a free transfer to Barcelona, Chelsea needed to make a transfer for at minimum a person gifted defender through the transfer window.

Kalidou Koulibaly joins Chelsea on a four-year deal
Kalidou in Chelsea colours

Thiago Silva who’s also a standard starter for Thomas Tuchel will flip 38 in September and is almost certainly nearing the conclude of his occupation in Europe. In spite of higher-profile departures, Koulibaly need to boost the protection and support the squad stay a critical contender for main awards.

He has been acknowledged for some a long time as a single of the very best centre-backs in Europe, and this summertime, Juventus and Barcelona have been equally intrigued in signing him. Kalidou Koulibaly is the next signing the Blues have built this summer after finishing the signing of Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling final 7 days.