Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is set to become one of the hottest transfer properties of the 2020 summer window, and the Senegal star will absolutely be the best defensive player available. Manchester United have been linked with Koulibaly for a long time – it is not quite as consistent as Wesley Sneijder or Nicolas Gaitan back in the day, but the links have remained nonetheless.
The fact of the matter is, United need a central defender. Harry Maguire, whilst having his off days, is a solid player and needs an elite talent to partner him that could really help solidify the Red Devils’ squad ahead of the 2020-21 season. Koulibaly would be the perfect signing, but United face hot competition for the defender.
The likes of local rivals Manchester City and Premier League champions Liverpool are said to both be very keen on the Napoli centre-back, with the former set to pursue the Senegal international aggressively as manager Pep Guardiola is an enormous fan.
If United are to miss out on Koulibaly, who could they sign to improve their backline ahead of next season? Let's take a look.