Kalidou Koulibaly is one of the most sought after players at the moment. The 28-year old center-back is playing in Napoli and belongs to the best defenders of the world right now. According to the Kalidou Koulibaly transfer odds Manchester United and Liverpool are the favorites to sign him. Let’s see which club has the better odds at the moment.
The Senegalese player joined Serie A side Napoli in 2014 after playing for French club Metz and Belgian side Genk. With Napoli he became a regular starter under future Chelsea and current Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri. He kept his place under a new coach, Carlo Ancellotti as well last season and helped his team to challenge Juventus for the title. Though Napoli finished second again, Koulibaly was voted the Best Defender of the Serie A. Though he has a contract until 2023, voices about his possible departure are getting louder. Especially after his new injuries which sidelined him for most of this season. Several clubs have shown interest though to sign him, with two main favorites.
Kalidou Koulibaly transfer odds favor the defender’s move to the UK
According to online sportsbooks in the UK, Liverpool is the favorites to sign Koulibaly. They have the odds of 2.88 on 1xBet. Apparently Jurgen Klopp thinks Koulibaly would be a perfect pair for Virgil van Dijk in the center of defense and make his team even stronger. The defender is also said to be keen on a move to the Premier League, but Liverpool might have a big rival in the race for Koulibaly.
Manchester United would also love to sign him, and are willing to offer the £80 million price, which might be too high for the Reds. United already discussed the options with Napoli last year, before buying Harry Maguire, but talks were postponed then. Now it might be the time to finally get the defender, who could be a big boost for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team. Their odds to be Koulibaly’s next club is 4.00 at the moment.
Other possible options
The Kalidou Koulibaly transfer odds suggest Paris Saint-Germain as another option, with the odds of 5. The French champion is looking for a replacement of Thiago Silva who is 35 and might leave the club at the end of the season. Koulibaly was born in France and even played for the French U-20 team before choosing to play for Senegal. So he might choose to live again in France in more familiar circumstances. Money can’t be a problem at PSG even now, and it might have a better offer than the English clubs.
But online gambling sites in the UK are also mentioning two other English clubs, Newcastle United and Manchester City with a chance to buy Koulibaly. There might be big changes in Newcastle after the takeover of the new Saudi-Arabian owners. It could also include the signing of the Napoli player. But the team is not playing in the Champions League and only in 13th place in the Premier League. Their odds to sign Koulibaly is 7.00 at 1xBet Sportsbook while City has the odds of 8.50.
City might not play in the Champions League either after their ban by UEFA. Though Koulibaly would fit well in the team which struggled this season with its defense, not sure, the defender would want to miss top European football which would happen with both clubs.