‘What Koulibaly Will Bring To Our Squad’ —Chelsea Owner, Boehly

‘What Koulibaly Will Bring To Our Squad’  —Chelsea Owner, Boehly

Todd Boehly, chairman and co-controlling owner at Chelsea has stated what he believes new signing Kalidou Koulibaly will bring to the Blues squad.

Koulibaly, 31, was announced as Chelsea’s second signing following the arrival of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City.

The Senegalese skipper put pen to paper on a four-year deal believed to be worth £33.8 million.

And commenting on the former Napoli defender, Boehly said on Chelseafc.com:“Kalidou Koulibaly is one of the world’s elite defenders and we are delighted to be welcoming him to Chelsea.

“A great leader and an exemplary team player, Kalidou brings a wealth of experience and attributes that will benefit our squad and the club as a whole,” Boehly said.

Koulibaly began his professional club career with French team Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012, winning the Belgian Cup in his first season.

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He joined Italian team Napoli in 2014, where he won the Supercoppa Italiana title; he also won the Coppa Italia in 2020.

Born in France to Senegalese parents, Koulibaly was eligible to represent both nations at international level, and initially played for the France national under-20 team.

He later made his senior debut with Senegal in 2015, and was a member of the Teranga Lions squad that took part at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

He was named to the side that represented Senegal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup the following year, and subsequently helped his team to the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Koulibaly and Senegal won the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, beating Egypt in the final on penalties.

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  • Four four two 2 years ago

    A senegalese player at 31yrs been offered a four contract by a top team like Chelsea. This is something very rare among Nigerian players. How old is Mikel that has gone into Oblivion. How about Musa that hardly attract interest from top teams in Europe yet he is the most experienced S.E player. I’m really worried but this trend. The NFF need to do whatever they can to reverse it now.

  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    Yes it is very RARE my BROTHER…

    Only IGHALO did a similar MOVE like this when HE moved to MAN U at 31/32..

    But the ISSUE is if the so called RED HOT YOUNG NIGERIAN PLAYERS are not ATTRACTING TOP CLUBS, is it the ones at 30, 31 that will??

    So yes the NFF need to get to the ROOT of this MATTER…

    And WE need to be PRAYING as a NATION too

  • NFF gat nothing to do in this regard, players mentality and there representative should be held responsible,plus our players need take there diet serious, we tend to favour our local meal even in abroad and we all know our meal contain loads of starch/carbon hydrate, this make our players heavy and weak, how can a sport man be eating pounded yam, eba, fufu to bed, and you see other players going on vacation with there nutritional personnel and trainer, all this matter.

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