Manchester United target and Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly has hinted he could potentially leave the club in the future, admitting he’ll cry a lot when it happens.
The commanding centre-back has emerged as a top target for many of Europe’s top clubs and Jose Mourinho is also said to be keen on signing him.
The Senegalese is seen as the ideal candidate due to his proven track record and leadership, which is something United have missed for a few seasons now.
Koulibaly was previously thought of as untouchable with the Italian side eager to hold onto their best stars.
However, with his latest comments, Mourinho and the Red Devils may feel they have a chance in securing his signature, whether it’s during the upcoming transfer window or next summer.
According to the Daily Star, Kalidou said to Corrielle dello Sport: “My agent keeps telling me: ‘You cry twice in Naples, when you arrive and when you leave.’
“I always reply: ‘I didn’t cry when I arrived but I will cry a lot the day that I will leave.”
Koulibaly could’ve been talking about his long term future or even when he potentially retires but the timing of his comments seemed to suggest he hopes to be picked up by one of Europe’s best.
Napoli are notoriously tough negotiators and it’s likely that the transfer fee would be higher than what the Manchester United board are willing to pay.
The club’s owners previously baulked at the £75m price-tag set on Toby Alderweireld’s head last summer and this potentially won’t be any different.