Monday February 8 2016
Agent: ‘Koulibaly has admirers’

Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent says his client has “admirers”, and thanks Napoli fans for their solidarity.

The defender has become a key part of Maurizio Sarri’s team this season, and his representative admits interest from other clubs is inevitable.

“Kalidou is fixed as a starter, and that’s important,” Bruno Satin said on Radio Crc.

“I think he’s proven to be a reference point for the team. Football is strange, but Kalidou is proving to be at a good level, and a defender like him, with his attributes could have several admirers.”

This weekend saw Partenopei fans wearing Koulibaly masks, after the centre-back was racially abused by Lazio supporters.

“I expected this kind of solidarity from a city like Naples. It doesn’t surprise me, I know the warmth of the fans and it’s great that the stadium can be used to counter ignorance.

“All that went on at the Olimpico should no longer happen.”

Saturday sees the Vesuviani’s biggest game of the season so far, as they travel to Turin to take on Juventus, who are two points behind in second place.

“Sarri has brought something positive to Napoli, but the foundations were already there because I think the squad is strong,” Satin explained.

“For the Scudetto you’re talking about Napoli and Juventus, all the other teams will be fighting for third-place, the table has become defined now.

“Juventus-Napoli will be a great game, I’ll be in Turin and I can hardly wait. This game won’t decide anything though, but it will be important.

“It’s a really great match, because both teams play spectacular football. We always talk about the attacking abilities of Napoli, and that’s fun.”

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