Kalidou Koulibaly hoping to repay Napoli with Scudetto

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has revealed his ambition of winning the Scudetto with the Naples outfit after they failed to do so during the previous campaign. The Serie A outfit were on course to end Juventus’ dominance for the Scudetto last term but their challenge feel apart during the final months which saw them finish second with a six-point deficit.

Despite the outcome, Koulibaly was recently named among the African Player of The Year contenders and speaking about the same, he said: “The most important thing is that I always try to improve so I can show everyone that I can be one of the best defenders in the world. For me, when I scored this goal I was really happy. I really want to win something with Napoli, they give me a lot of love and confidence. I want to give something back to them and I hope it will be the Scudetto.”

With the arrival of Ronaldo at Juventus, Napoli’s challenge has got a lot tougher this time around and they are already trailing by six points after the opening 12 games of the season. As such, they have no room for error in the forthcoming months and it remains to be seen whether they can remain in the title race when they entertain the Bianconeri during the backend of the campaign.

Meanwhile, Koulibaly has been building his reputation with Napoli with every season and he has recently been linked with a probable move to Manchester United. According to reports, United are deemed to have already failed with a £80m bid for the central defender but they are suggestions that an improved bid of around £89m could tempt Napoli to sanction a mid-season sale. Koulibaly has made nearly 180 appearances for the club since making the move from Racing Genk four years ago.