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Napoli ‘eye Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti as replacement for Kalidou Koulibaly’

Man untd have reportedly been given a boost in their chase for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Premier League giants have been big admirers of the Senegal international after he has impressed at the heart of the Napoli defence.

And Koulibaly could be on his way out as the outfit are targeting defender Samuel Umtiti as his replacement, according to .

The Napoli hierarchy have reportedly contacted the LaLiga giants to sound out a move for the centre back. 

Umtiti has been at Barcelona since the summer of 2016 and his current deal at the club does not expire until June 2023.

Napoli’s Koulibaly is on the radar of a number of top clubs across Europe, United included, after cementing himself as a pivotal figure since his arrival from Genk in 2014.  

Premier League giants Man United have been big admirers of Senegal international Koulibaly

Premier League giants Man United have been big admirers of Senegal international Koulibaly

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to make additions to his United side as he looks to return them to the top of the Premier League.

Koulibaly has reportedly already told Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis that he would be this summer if the right offer came up. 

Like Umtiti, Koulibaly’s contract at his current club does not run out until June 2023.


Samuel Louis

Samuel Louis

Samuel Louis is a young Haitian student that loves to write and learn. He’s passionate about people and culture and finds comfort in knowledge. As a writer for Haitian Times, he looks forward to opening his horizons about journalism, while doing what he loves.
Samuel Louis
Apr. 24, 2020

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