Manchester City have all but agreed personal terms with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports in the English media.
The Citizens are said to be hopeful that a transfer fee in the region of €70m (£63m) will be enough to seal a deal for the centre-back, who has also been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool this summer.
Supporters on Twitter had a mixed reaction to the story, with some questioning the source of the information, while others are not convinced that Koulibaly would be the right signing:
— Rafał Sala (@rafiii1995) August 13, 2020
Much better and much younger pic.twitter.com/iPHsZiKvrW
— beats by (@KevinIV_) August 14, 2020
We dont need Koulibaly, we just signed Ake. Please sign a forward 🤞🙌
— Pawan Gawali (@pawangawali2) August 14, 2020
Koulibaly is good , but its too much
— Kabelo (@KabeloM71) August 13, 2020
Waste of money and the source is a waste of time
— Eddie (@MarcoPravda) August 13, 2020
Koulibaly is too old while Upamecano is just (21) @ManCity
— Abdikarim (@Abdikar58682279) August 13, 2020
Ffs, Diego Carlos and Upamecano cheaper and better
— Pedro G 🇧🇷 (@PedrodiedrichG) August 13, 2020
I dont see too much need for city for koulibaly
— khadar mohamed (@GougleIU) August 13, 2020
he is old to his massive price we should buy someone younger will be better
— moutaz alsadi (@alsadi_moutaz) August 13, 2020
City better sign Upamecano and forget abt KK
— Starboi (@DavidNju3) August 13, 2020
There are certainly a number of younger centre-backs on the market, such as RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, that could just as easily fit the bill and be available for a lower price than Koulibaly.
However, the Senegalese international undoubtedly has the experience to come in and make an impact straight away. At 29 years of age, he would very much be the solution for the here and now.