Sometimes the life of a football agent isn’t as glamorous as many think, and sometimes it very much is. Take Fali Ramadani as an example, according to Wednesday’s edition of Il Mattino he’s set to travel to the Italian holiday island of Capri to present a transfer offer from Manchester City.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is spending the whole summer on the island, having rented a huge villa. There he’s combining holiday with work, and earlier this week Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso travelled to Capri for talks on the club’s plans for next season, and a chat about his own contract situation.
Il Mattino report Ramadani will soon be there and he’ll present Manchester City’s latest offer for Kalidou Koulibaly, which is put at €65m. According to the report, the Premier League club are also offering a four year contract to the defender worth €6.5m a season, a figure likely to be after tax.
For some time it’s felt like Napoli have been trying to edge Koulibaly towards the exit door. At 29 years of age, the chance for the Serie A club to get a big fee is slipping away.
Earlier this week Gazzetta dello Sport reported Napoli have spent €180m between January and July and now need to bring in €150m. Koulibaly was pushed forward as a major sales contender, and a €70m Manchester United offer was suggested, with it being made clear that if nothing better came in then it would have to be accepted.
There’s a chance the two Manchester clubs are being used, perhaps to flush out interest from PSG, but Il Mattino state City are ‘serious’ about the signing.