Three reasons why Manchester United shouldn’t buy Kalidou Koulibaly

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The Senegalese and Napoli centre back was linked with a move to Manchester United but the Red Devils should not sign him. Here’s why.

Earlier this week it was claimed that Kalidou Koulibaly was edging closer to a move to Manchester United. However the Red Devils should stay clear of the Senegalese international.

Don’t get me wrong Kalidou Koulibaly is one of the best centre backs in the world. Of course on paper who wouldn’t love to have him at Manchester United? But when you look under the surface something just doesn’t quite seem right about the deal.

It would not make sense for Manchester United to bring him to the club. Here’s why.

1. He is too expensive

The Red Devils have already invested heavily in their defence. Kalidou Koulibably is valued at around £64 million which is a steep price for a defender especially considering the club have brought in Harry Maguire for that role for £80 million this summer.

The partnership of Kalidou Koulibably and Harry Maguire could be a formidable one but, the Red Devils could get away with signing a cheaper and perhaps even younger alternative.

At 28 years of age, Kalidou Koulibaly is nearing the final few years of his prime before his form starts to dwindle.

Instead Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should target a young centre-back who is yet to reach his prime in the same ilk as Koulibaly. Take Nathan Ake or Jonathan Tah for example.

The price for Koulibaly is just too much and with Harry Maguire at the back, the money for the Senegalese defender could be invested in other areas of the pitch.