Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli on a four-year, £34m deal as they add a second addition to their summer time coup, with the defender admitting he’s ‘excited’.
- Kalidou Koulibaly has grow to be the second participant to be signed in Chelsea’s new revolution
- The previous Napoli defender has now signed a four-year contract
- His arrival was formally introduced by The Blues earlier on Saturday
- Chatting with the membership, the centre-back admitted he was ‘very happy’ with the transfer
Chelsea have formally confirmed the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli in a deal value £34m, with the defender being their second summer time signing.
The central defender has signed a four-year contract, having already accomplished his medical exams and arrived in Las Vegas to hitch his teammates for the preparation of the brand new season.
With the announcement coming earlier immediately, Koulibaly will be part of Raheem Sterling in Thomas Tuchel’s squad – and their use is not over but.
Chelsea have formally confirmed the signing of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly
“I’m very pleased to be right here with this workforce Chelsea,” Koulibaly stated. ‘They’re the most important workforce on the planet and my dream was at all times to play within the Premier League. Chelsea first got here to get me in 2016 however we didn’t succeed.
“Now once they got here to me I agreed as a result of they actually wished me to return to the Premier League to play for them. After I spoke to my good buddies Edou [Mendy] and Jorginho made my alternative simple so I’m very pleased to be with you immediately.
“I wish to thank the followers as a result of I noticed quite a lot of them in London and on the aircraft everybody was pleased to be right here. So I wish to thank them and I hope the season can be excellent and we’ll give the followers an excellent time.’
The centre-back has signed a four-year contract and has met his new team-mates in the USA
Boss Tuchel was requested about his ideas on his new defender final evening and stated: ‘I’m very pleased about his signing and becoming a member of our workforce.
‘Now he’s the second participant to be signed in the summertime.
“As soon as once more we now have a powerful participant, a powerful persona and quite a lot of expertise and in our view he is an ideal addition to our group.”
Midfielder Koulibaly made 317 appearances in all competitions for Napoli, scoring 14 targets, and can now prepare with the Blues to construct momentum.
Thomas Tuchel has described his new signing as a ‘robust participant’ and a ‘excellent’ signing
Todd Boehly, Chelsea’s new proprietor, stated: ‘Kalidou Koulibaly is among the finest defenders on the planet and we’re delighted to welcome him to Chelsea.
‘An amazing chief and exemplary workforce participant, Kalidou brings a wealth of expertise and qualities that may profit our squad and the membership as an entire.’
Yesterday, Koulibaly despatched an emotional farewell message to his former workforce.
Taking to social media, the 31-year-old thanked followers for making a ‘love story’ throughout his eight years in Italy – however admitted it was time for ‘new adventures’.
Todd Boehly (left) has accomplished his second summer time signing, after Raheem Sterling (centre) joined.
Sterling moved from Manchester Metropolis for 50 million kilos and have become the primary signing of the brand new period
On his Twitter account, he posted a photograph of himself on a aircraft to the US to hitch Chelsea’s pre-season tour with the caption: ‘Napoli, terra mia’ – translated as ‘Naples, my land’ – adopted by a blue coronary heart. and signal.
On Instagram, he added: ‘June 1, 2014, an unforgettable date: my arrival in Naples, the start of a pure love story…
‘Thanks, Naples and Neapolitan, for all of the love we gave one another.
‘You had been, to me, every thing. Now I really feel I want to go away and return into the sport, time for a brand new journey.’
Chelsea had already signed Sterling from champions Manchester Metropolis for £50m earlier than touchdown Koulibaly, a sought-after defender who had been linked with a transfer to the Premier League for a number of years.
The Blues have been pushed again of their pursuit of Metropolis’s defender, Nathan Ake, who has determined to remain in Manchester, and it’s stated that they’ve revived their need to purchase Sevilla’s star, Jules Kounde.