Thursday, January 17, 2019

United learn Koulibaly price

Manchester United have made Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly their priority in the transfer market. According to The Times, the officials of the two clubs met recently to discuss a potential January transfer, and the Serie A side have informed the United delegation that the price for the defender exceeds £90million.

Koulibaly is by far the favorite choice of United manager Jose Mourinho, and the player himself has apparently ‘encouraged’ the interest, but with the price set so high, the Premier League club might be forced to look elsewhere. With their executive vice chairman Ed Woodward unlikely to sanction that kind of spending on a single defender, and knowing his preference for signing young players for lower fees which could potentially be developed into key members of the team, Mourinho has chosen FC Porto centre-back Eder Militao as an alternative.

Militao arrived to Portugal from Sao Paulo during the summer for €4million + 10% of the fee of his next transfer, and his current buyout clause apparently stands at €50million.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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