Koulibaly the new Chelsea player

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Kalidou Koulibaly
Kalidou Koulibaly

Koulibaly the new Chelsea player

Kalidou Koulibaly (born 20 June 1991) is a professional footballer. He plays as a center-back for Premier League club Chelsea and the Senegal national team. He is considered one of the best and most complete defenders in the world. His defensive prowess, strength, and speed have earned him the nicknames “K2” and “The Wall” from his fans.

Koulibaly Career

Koulibaly began his professional club career with French team Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012. He won the Belgian Cup in his first season. He joined the Italian team Napoli in 2014. There, he won the Supercoppa Italiana title; also, he won the Coppa Italia in 2020.

As Koulibaly was born in France to Senegalese parents, he was eligible to represent both nations at the international level. He initially played for the France national under-20 team. Later, he made his senior debut with Senegal in 2015. Also, he was a member of the Senegal squad that took part in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Koulibaly was named to the side that represented Senegal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup the following year. And subsequently helped his team to the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Finally, Koulibaly and Senegal won the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, beating Egypt in the final.

Koulibaly Career In Chelsea

New Chelsea signing Kalidou Koulibaly, appears to have already started work at his new club. This is following Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Mexican giants Club America.

The Senegal international was officially unveiled in Chelsea colors last week for a fee that is reportedly in the region of €40million (£33.8m). It is a signing that was absolutely imperative following the departures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.

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Whilst Chelsea fans will be eager to see Koulibaly in action. He was spotted getting on with things already after the match in America.  Fans who stayed inside the stadium would have seen the 31-year-old running laps around the pitch. This was after Chelsea’s win against Club America.

Koulibaly arrives at Stamford Bridge with a plethora of experience under his belt. He played a starting role for eight years in Italy with Napoli. At Napoli, he delivered incredible levels of consistency.

His aggressive style and willingness to push the entire backline higher up the pitch will ensure that Thomas Tuchel’s men can sustain pressure consistently.

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