Kalidou Koulibaly has revealed which Chelsea star played a key role in him leaving Napoli for west London.
Todd Boehly has already sanctioned two major summer signings for the Blues. Chelsea have signed Raheem Sterling from Premier League rivals Manchester City.
This was followed by the west Londoners agreeing a deal with Napoli for Serie A star, Kalidou Koulibaly.
Koulibaly was signed for a fee reported to be close to €40m, which is a sizable sum given he is already 31 years of age.
However, Chelsea were in desperate need of some quality at the back headed into the new season following the departures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.
And Koulibaly, who has dominated the Serie A for many years, is sure to bring that to this Chelsea side.
Now, in an interview for his new club, Koulibaly has detailed how his former teammate at Napoli, Jorginho, played a key role in him making the switch to Stamford Bridge:
“Jorgi actually texted me and asked if I wanted to come to Chelsea!” Koulibaly told the club’s website when reflecting on his path to Stamford Bridge.
“At the time, I wasn’t sure if they wanted me but of course, I said I would come with pleasure. It was the same with Edou [Mendy], he asked me the question and I told him it was already done and I would see him soon! “Now I’m here, I’m really happy to start this exciting journey. The squad looks great with a good mix of younger players and those with more experience.”