Kalidou Koulibaly, the captain of the Senegalese national team, wrote a heartfelt farewell letter to Napoli fans.
On Friday, July 15, 2022, the center defender posted a farewell message to his eight-year supporters on his official Instagram account. In his message, he thanked them and informed them that it was time for him to embark on a new journey.
1 June 2014, an unforgettable date: my arrival in Naples, the beginning of a story of pure love. I was a shy boy, but with a great desire to show the world that I could do it! Victories, defeats, joys, disappointments. Too many emotions lived together: impossible to summarise them. But I keep everything: in my mind, in my heart. My two children were born in Naples. I have met people who will forever be part of my life and who made me and my family feel at home: from the first to the last moment. Thanks to you, Naples, I became the man I am today. Thanks to the club, the President, the coaches, all my teammates and all the people I have had the pleasure of working with over the years. Thank you, Naples and Neapolitans, for all the love we have given each other. I am proud to have honoured you with all of myself and I will continue, indefinitely, to carry you in my heart and to nurture one of the most important feelings for me: respect. You have been everything for me. Now I feel I have to leave and get back into the game: it’s time for a new adventure.
Koulibaly transferred from the Belgian team Genk to Napoli for a cost of £6.5 million. 2014 summer, when. He will reportedly sign a four-year contract with an extension option with Chelsea Football Club for a transfer fee of €40 million.