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Manchester United hero Dwight Yorke has stated that Kalidou Koulibaly would be the “perfect” centre-back partner for Harry Maguire. Napoli defender has been linked with a move to the Premier League for quite a long time and is set to leave the Serie A club in the next transfer window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are one of a number of English clubs linked with the Senegal international, with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all keen on the 29-year-old.
And Yorke believes Koulibaly would help take United to the next level. Speaking to Stadium Astro, the United legend said:
“Yeah, well I was going to say [Koulibaly]. Without a doubt I think he’s one that everyone is after and if United are going to make some big signings like they always do, I would definitely [sign him], if we can afford him then why not?
“I think he is the perfect fit to come into centre-half alongside Maguire, that would be awesome to have him there and suddenly we look a proper team then, with the likes of Pogba and Bruno and one of the holding midfielders and the front three forwards as I mentioned.
“We become a team who suddenly everybody will be fearing. The Italian league for me used to be the top league, it’s very difficult. But certainly with everyone after him, what he’s done in the Italian league so far he is a name everyone is after. If he’s one that everyone is after then why should United not go after him?
“And that sends a clear message that we are hard to beat and certainly with the quality we are possessing at the minute, for me that’s kind of a no-brainer if I were United at this stage, or if I was Ole or in Ole’s position, I would be persuading to get him because I know how important [it is] to have another centre-half of his quality alongside Maguire.”
Source- Daily and Sunday Express