Agent: "Koulibaly wouldn't betray Napoli, but...."

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 21/02/2019

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Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent admits that while he does not expect the defender to ‘betray Napoli and join Juventus but he would ‘listen’ to offers from big European clubs.

The 27-year-old Senegal international showings with the Napoleans since his move to San Paolo Stadium from KRC Genk in 2014 have attracted the interest of top European sides, with Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus all ready to battle for the signature for the centre-back in the summer.

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Napoli have no intention of selling Koulibaly but his agent Bruno Satin refused to confirm the Saint-Dié-des-Vosges-born would only quit Partenopei for other big clubs in Europe rather than betraying the club to follow former teammate footstep Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus. 

He told Radio Kiss Kiss: "Koulibaly to Juve? He’s very close to Napoli, to the club and above all the city.

"I don’t think he would ever betray them and join Juventus. However let’s not forget that he’s a professional footballer so if the possibility is there to play on the most important stages, you listen, even if - I repeat - he’s very close to Napoli.

Koulibaly could cost £90m for any club to get him and it could eclipse Liverpool's £75m star Virgil van Dijk as the most expensive defender in the world.