Kalidou Koulibaly is reportedly uninterested in joining Juventus, not wanting to follow in Gonzalo Higuain’s footsteps.
The 30-year-old Senegalese centre back has recently been linked with a move to the Bianconeri, who are looking for a reliable defensive partner for Matthijs de Ligt. Napoli want €40m for Koulibaly’s signature, and with one year left on his deal this summer seems like the right time to sell.
As reported by Il Mattino, Koulibaly has informed those close to him in Naples that he is not interested in signing for Juventus. He’s obviously aware of the strong rivalry between the two teams and he’s not keen to follow in Higuain’s footsteps; the Argentinian striker infamously become a pariah in the city following his €90m move to Turin in July 2016.
With only year left on his contract, it’s still unclear whether or not the 30-year-old will sign a new deal with Napoli. For now, president Aurelio De Laurentiis’ desire to cut the wage bill is what’s hampering a possible renewal.
Source: Football Italia