'He knows Ancelotti inside out' - Exclusive: Paul Robinson tips Everton to sign world-class star
Paul Robinson has tipped Everton to sign Kalidou Koulibaly suggesting the club will have “a different pull” in the upcoming transfer window.
The former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed Carlo Ancelotti could attract the sought after centre-back this summer
According to Area Napoli, the 28-year-old is surplus to requirements in Naples as Gennaro Gattuso prepares to overhaul his squad.
Ancelotti worked with the player during his year-long spell in charge of Napoli prior to him being appointed at Goodison Park.
When asked if the Senegalese defender would be a realistic target for the Toffees this summer, Robinson told Football Insider: “Ancelotti would certainly be able to pull the player to Everton. He knows the manager inside out.
“The manager changes the club’s pull in the transfer market. All of a sudden the types of players they are looking at and are linked at change.
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“Whether they can match his huge wage demands and whether the manager can balance his squad by moving players on… But if that is a player he wants and if he has spoken to the player and he is willing it is not unreasonable to think.
“They have spent a lot of money over the last 18 months so I suspect some of that will have to be recouped.”
Koulibaly has established himself as one of the top centre-halfs in Europe since his move to Italy from Genk in 2014.
The defender made 21 appearances this campaign before the outbreak of COVID-19 saw all European fixtures suspended.