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Jacomuzzi: Koulibaly joining Liverpool ‘would be a disaster’

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Former Napoli sporting director Carlo Jacomuzzi reckons a potential move for Kalidou Koulibaly to Liverpool would spell disaster for the entire Premier League.

Koulibaly has established himself as one of the world’s finest defenders in his five years in Italy with Napoli. His impressive performances in the backline have played a vital part in the club’s rise to becoming Juventus’ prime challengers for the Serie A crown.

So, it’s only natural that the Senegal international has attracted a host of admirers across all over Europe.

Former Bianconeri coach Fabio Capello even stated in February that Koulibaly was Napoli’s answer to Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

And now latest reports have suggested that Manchester United and Manchester City could be set to wage war for Koulibaly’s services in the summer. Although both Premier League clubs will likely have to dig deep to convince a reluctant Napoli into a sale.

Not helping matters is the fact a sale must be completed before next summer otherwise Koulibaly’s release clause of €150m will become active.

But Jacomuzzi has suggested Liverpool could make a move and fears the consequences a defensive partnership between Virgil van Dijk and Koulibaly would have on the Premier League.

“Manchester United is a pitfall these days,” the now-Everton scout told Radio Marte.

“City? If [Pep] Guardiola makes a decision, they buy.

“Napoli want €130m? In England, there are four teams who can pay that amount.

“Liverpool? They’ve won so much from the Champions League, from the money from the federation and their sponsors that they can buy two Koulibalys.

“It would be a disaster for the others, having to find a way to go through that defence.”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has already issued the club owners a warning that they must spend this summer to keep pace with their rivals.

NAPLES, ITALY – MARCH 03: Kalidou Koulibaly of SSC Napoli in action during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and AS Roma – Serie A at Stadio San Paolo on March 3, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)