After the sudden loss of the two leaders of the Madrid defense, Raphaël Varane and Sergio Ramos, the new coach of Real, Carlo Ancelotti, told his management that it was essential to recruit a new world-class defender. According to the Spanish site Fichajes.com, the Italian would insist on signing the 30-year-old Senegalese, Kalidou Koulibaly, resident of Serie A at SSC Naples. The player’s value is said to be around 60 million euros.
Real Madrid: Ancelotti moves heaven and earth for Koulibaly
After the painful loss of Sergio Ramos who left for Paris Saint-Germain, and Raphaël Varane who will sign a three-season contract with Manchester United this week, the leaders of Real Madrid and in particular the coach, Carlo Ancelotti, are active in internal to enlist a world-class central defender to fill the void left in defense. According to the Spanish press, the Italian coach remains doubtful about Militao’s ability to assume a starting role throughout the season.
While the rumor Pau Torres had been running for a few days on the side of the Bernabeu, now the name of Kalidou Koulibaly is on the agenda. According to Fichajes.com, Carlo Ancelotti would have insisted with Florentino Pérez that the club sign the Senegalese defender. The 30-year-old is under contract with Napoli until 2023. His transfer market value stands at € 60million.
Real know that this operation will not be easy to resolve. And for good reason, the main plan remains the recruitment of Kylian Mbappé, whose future at PSG seems less and less certain. Florentino Pérez had indicated that no expenditure would be made by the end of the summer, despite the appeal of the foot of Ancelotti, who is not satisfied with the current workforce, and who asks for the reinforcement of some positions.