Chelsea Signal Koulibaly
Chelsea have signed defender Kalidou Koulibaly on a four-year deal from Serie A facet Napoli.
The Senegal defender, 31, joined Napoli from Genk in 2014 and made greater than 300 appearances for the Italian outfit.
His arrival at Stamford Bridge follows the departure of Antonio Rudiger to Actual Madrid and Andreas Christensen to Barcelona.
“I’m very blissful to be right here with this workforce at Chelsea,” stated Koulibaly.
“It’s a giant workforce on the planet and my dream was at all times to play within the Premier League. Chelsea got here first to get me in 2016 however we didn’t make it. Now once they got here to me I accepted it as a result of they actually needed me to return to the Premier League to play for them.
“After I spoke to my good associates Edou [Mendy] and Jorginho they made my alternative simpler.”
Koulibaly made his first apperance for Senegal in September 2015 and has since acquired 62 caps, captaining the group to outright success on the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
He’s additionally Chelsea’s second signning since Todd Boehly-led takeover after Raheem Sterling joined the membership in a £50m deal.
Boehly stated: “Kalidou Koulibaly is likely one of the world’s elite defenders and we’re delighted to be welcoming him to Chelsea.
“A terrific chief and an exemplary workforce participant, Kalidou brings a wealth of expertise and attributes that can profit our squad and the membership as an entire.”