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BARÇA WILL HAVE A FREE WAY

Barça has Koulibaly 'shot': Napoli will not sell to Italian clubs

Published:24/06/2022 - 14:21h

Updated:24/06/2022 - 18:33h

Following the latest statements by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, Barcelona would be one step closer to guaranteeing first place in the 'race' for Kalidou Koulibaly

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The saga is the second sector of the FC Barcelona that Xavi Hernández prioritises to attend in the next market estival. The technician considers vital the incorporation of a central of world-wide size like Jules Koundé, although the managerial will have to concretise first the sale of his active to do an attractive offer to the Seville. In spite of this, the French is not the only 'letter' that it can play the club to reinforce the last line.

On the table also is the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly, the player of the Napoli. In fact, this option would be much more viable, so much by price as by experience. With 30 years, the Senegalese is in the last year of his agreement and has left clear that will not renew with the Italians, by what his sale is feasible if they want to take out 'cut' by his exit. With a value according to 'Transfermarkt' that oscillates the 35 million euros, is a piece more chord to the Barcelona reality.

Added to this, the newspaper 'Il Matino' has desvelado that Aurelio Of Laurentiis, president of the institution trasalpina, is not by the work to sell to his footballer to any group of Italy, something that derrumbaría the aspirations of the Juventus to hire him this summer. Besides, it would clear the way for the Barça, the one who sees in him a solid alternative in case that the 'operation Koundé' failed.

Everything after holidays

For the moment, the African finds enjoying of his holidays after the concentration of Senegal by the African Glass of Nations, by what all will decide once the window of traspasos open his doors. The Barcelona is fully informed of the conditions of his sale and knows at first hand the wishes of Koulibaly of recalar in the Camp Nou.

The next weeks will be keys in his incorporation, and the blaugrana could present a formal offer as long as the possibilities of fichar to Koundé fall definitively. Anyway, the managerial will have to take an important decision: save near of 30 millions by a veteran footballer or invest in the future with a young signing that would complement the functions of Ronald Araújo.

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