Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has confirmed his loyalty to the club, saying that he wants to stay and win trophies at Napoli. the 27-year old Senegal international has established himself as one of the finest defenders in Europe in the past few years. Manchester United showed interest in him and even made a bid for him lately. Napoli President Aurelio de Laurentis said that he turned down a bid of £95 million from United.
Speaking to Sky Italia, Koulibaly said, “I feel very happy at Napoli. I’ve been welcomed very warmly since the moment I arrived, both for me and my family. This contract renewal is because I want to win something with this club, the team I care most about in my heart. I have felt Neapolitan since my first day here. We’ve been trying to win the Scudetto for three or four years, which is very difficult against Juve, as they are putting together some extraordinary statistics. We hope this year will be the right one for us. There’s also the Europa League and Coppa Italia, so if we play like Napoli, we can go far.”
The Senegal international joined Napoli from Belgian club Genk in 2014 and has since made a total of 188 appearances for the club. Koulibaly has so far scored 12 goals and has provided as many assists.