Koulibaly opens up on ‘hard’ Chelsea transfer

Koulibaly opens up on ‘hard’ Chelsea transfer
Chelsea's Kalidou Koulibaly in action

by Staff Reporter

Monday Sep 26, 2022. 17:41

Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly recently gave insights to his move to the Premier League and highlighted some of the factors that led him to choose Stamford Bridge as his destination of choice.

Koulibaly spent the majority of his career in Naples where he built a reputation for himself as being one of Europe’s best center-backs. The former Napoli star was subject to a move away from the Serie A on many occasions, with club’s such as Real Madrid and Manchester United often being spoken about as possible suitors.

Now though, the Senegalese star mentioned that it was an easy decision in choosing Chelsea as his next club, given their history in European football. Koulibaly also reiterated his appreciation for his former side after they had given him the platform to excel in his career.

“You know, it’s a life choice. I wanted to change clubs,” Koulibaly told Le Quotidien.

“I felt like I’d given everything to Napoli. There came a point where I wanted to change life, challenge myself and throw myself into a new challenge.

“Chelsea arrived and it didn’t take long for me to choose. They’re one of the five best clubs in the world, with a great history; a team that’s used to winning.

“Therefore, I’ll never stop thanking them for what they gave me. Now, I felt it was time to discover something else.

“Signing with Chelsea was a very good thing for me. I’m very happy to be there.

“It was a bit tough at first, because I had to move eight years of my life to London. It’s something that’s quite hard.

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