Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea revamp: What lies forward for Kalidou Koulibaly?
Mauricio Pochettino has formally taken the helm of Stamford Bridge and is claimed to announce his arrival quickly by restructuring the Blues.
Among the many 12 gamers that Pochettino is planning to dump, Kalidou Koulibaly is likely one of the prime contenders. This will come as a shock, contemplating that only a 12 months in the past, many agreed on his potential. Nevertheless, Koulibaly’s poor performances for Chelsea have pressured us to face the reality.
Regardless of this, the previous Napoli center-back has no want to go away London. Whereas some imagine he needs to redeem himself and show his value in English soccer, others recommend that the 31-year-old is content material along with his weekly wage of £295,000.
The Senegal worldwide earlier than becoming a member of Chelsea was a sensation in Italian soccer; one which many strikers used to keep away from battling with and even earlier than becoming a member of Chelsea, he was being chased by the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United whose lack of ability to signal him was a blessing in disguise.
Why is Kalidou Koulibaly’s exit possible?
Koulibaly nonetheless might have to go away London even when he needs to remain as a result of the Naples would need him again. Kim Min-jae is anticipated to hitch Manchester United this summer season; leaving a spot void within the centre-back place. The South Korean has a launch clause in his contract and the purchase out can solely occur fifteen days earlier than July 15, 2023 because the buyout clause will solely be obtainable for these fifteen days. The £60 million Asian centre-back could be very more likely to be part of the Pink Devils who themselves wish to strengthen their again line.
Regardless of a plunge within the type of Koulibaly, Napoli nonetheless worth him as one of many world’s greatest, courtesy his dominance on the pitch for Naples and they might not thoughts getting their star performer again donning their jersey.
Kalidou Koulibaly, if not offered, will most likely depart Chelsea on mortgage to Napoli. It might primarily rely on whether or not the Blues are prepared to share his burden of the wage or are completely carried out with him.
Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t maintain Koulibaly in his first crew and would slightly begin with Thiago Silva or Wesley Fofana/Benoit Badiashile leaving Koulibaly with solely two choices: both keep as a third-choice defender or go and signal again for the membership the place he was born in entrance of the entire extensive world.