Everton journalist Adam Jones has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of the Merseyside club signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during the upcoming summer transfer window.
He said: “While I do think that Koulibaly would improve Everton’s options, I just think looking elsewhere should really be the priority.
“I think that’s probably the better way to go.”
Since arriving at Napoli back in 2017 from Belgian club KRC Genk for a fee of £6.98 million, the 29-year-old, who is currently valued at £45 million, has made 277 appearances for the Italian club across all competitions in which he has managed to score 11 goals and provide five assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Adam Jones’ comments on Koulibaly…
Given how Koulibaly made 67 appearances playing under Ancelotti at Napoli, it’s understandable why the Everton boss could be interested in signing him for Everton this summer.
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However, with Everton currently having Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey in their squad that can play in the centre-back position, perhaps a move for Koulibaly this summer may not be completely necessary, as Jones said in the podcast.
In our view, Everton should focus on other areas of the pitch to strengthen in during the summer transfer window instead of trying to work out a deal for Koulibaly.