Kalidou Koulibaly or Jules Kounde: Defensive Revolution

Kalidou Koulibaly is currently among the best three defenders in the world today besides Sergio Ramos and Virgil Van Dijk.

Aurelio De Laurentiis Napoli president had stood by his price tag around €90m with other clubs like Chelsea and Man City has been vying for his signature but due to his price tag they have been put off, why not spend on a quality defensive addition, the 29 year old Senegalese international who will bring his defensive qualities like his physique, experience and most importantly his leadership qualities that will boost any top side even though he is not that young but he will bring a different dimension to any team.

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Another defensive target is Jules Kounde who has shone at Sevilla, the young French defender is fast, energetic and calculative with a market value of around £45m, This young 22-year-old French-born has been consistent for Sevilla and this is what a club like United need, should we bid for him as he is very attainable.


Kalidou Koulibaly: The Vidic replacement?

Manchester United struggled in the past to replace Ferdinand and Vidic. Undoubtedly the best combo in the world at that time. They formed a formidable partnership and won us a great number of titles. One, a ball-playing defender, and the other, a dogged, rugged fighter which a side like United lacks at the moment.

In the last 10 years, United has struggled to replace this duo with a lot of names coming in. From Chris Smalling to Harry Maguire one of the most expensive defenders in the world, all have not lived up to the expectation.


The recent signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting has been a revelation. His aura and positivity have changed the atmosphere at the dressing room with most players now stepping up their games. He has made them realize how important it is to wear this great jersey. Ole has been full of praise for the Portuguese maestro who has made us realise that every position needs competition for consistency. This is where a quality defensive cover will boost our side for a glorious 2020/2021 adventure.


Manchester United needs a consistent injury-free quality defender, that will solidify the backline as well as bring another dimension to this team, if we want to contest for the Premier League title we need any one of this duo Kalidou Koulibaly or Jules Kounde who have proven their worth at the big stage.

Author: Aruna Mann