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.
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.Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.