Despite being a pillar on the Napoli defense, a move acquiring Rodrigo Caio could mean an exit for the Senegalese defenseman
Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly has faced transfer rumours all summer. After an impressive start to the campaign those rumours seemed to have been quashed. On the the very embers of deadline day though the rumours have re-emerged. The partenopei‘s desire to bring in Brazilian defenseman Rodrigo Caio could change up the look of the back line. With Nikola Maksimovic joining Napoli this signals the intent of Aurelio De Laurentiis to compete for the Scudetto. Napoli’s president hasn’t stopped there. His insistence to add depth has upset Koulibaly and his agent.
The highly toughted Senegalese defenseman expects maximium starting minutes. Rodrigo Caio, fresh off a gold medal with Brazil is one of the best defenseman in South America and his style of play would suit Napoli. Koulibaly’s agent Bruno Satin explained that; “If Napoli takes Rodrigo Caio then it could open the door. When they signed Maksimovic I asked the club if that meant that Kalidou could leave and they said no. Is the door open or closed? I’d say closed”. Despite the talents of Caio Napoli would be foolish to sell Koulibaly. A towering defensive duo of Maksimovic and Koulibaly would be one of the best in Serie A and would certainly help the partenopei in Europe as well. Despite the rumours it appears Napoli will stick with the Senegalese defenseman, a wise move on their part