Napoli warned that they would not allow Kalidou Koulibaly to leave in a cut-value contract, demanding that the enthusiasm of the defender during the coronavirus emergency has not moved.
The Senegalese place back, who turns 29 in the not so distant future, was regularly connected to a move, including to Manchester United and Liverpool’s Premier League team.
The impact of the pandemic has hit clubs across Europe, with the financial toll leading to proposals that it could have a major impact on the transfer market.
Indeed, even Napoli has no aim of allowing players to leave their whole worth underneath it, and donning director Cristiano Giuntoli said it would take the most noteworthy dollar to take away a portion of the stars of the club.
Addressing Koulibaly ‘s future, Giuntoli told Italian broadcaster Sky Sport 24: “He’s a great footballer and the club is qualified for ask at the cost it wants.”
Giuntoli doesn’t become tied up with the idea that abruptly the best players will be available at lower rates than before Covid-19 struck.
“They say negotiations are going to change however as I would see it, this is an alibi. I don’t think the issue of coronavirus can change Koulibaly ‘s cost or other top players. Certainly, in any case, we will come to appreciate the contractual strategy, for example, the loan with an alternative to purchase, which serves to automatically delay the guarantees and ease the balance. Football will easily adjust,” Giuntoli said.
Giuntoli also had expressions of praise for Gennaro Gattuso, a Napoli coach whose sister passed away earlier this week.
“We appreciated Gattuso’s technical and human qualities straight away. There is a powerful urge to proceed with him and we are planning the team of things to come together, to return to go after the championship. This is an exceptionally delicate second, we are all somewhat shaken and my considerations go to him and his parents,” he added.