Koulibaly comes to Napoli

SSC Napoli have bolstered their defence ahead of the play-offs by signing 23-year-old Frenchman Kalidou Koulibaly from KRC Genk for an undisclosed fee.

Kalidou Koulibaly in UEFA Europa League action for Genk last season
Kalidou Koulibaly in UEFA Europa League action for Genk last season ©Getty Images

SSC Napoli have bolstered their defence ahead of the UEFA Champions League play-offs by signing Kalidou Koulibaly from KRC Genk for an undisclosed fee.

Versatile former French youth international Koulibaly, 23, has agreed a five-year deal. The centre-back cum defensive midfielder said: "I'm delighted to be joining a big club like Napoli. I'm ready to start this new adventure and can't wait to breathe in the fantastic atmosphere of the Stadio San Paolo."

An SR Saint-Dié trainee in his native France, Koulibaly made his Ligue 2 debut with FC Metz in 2010 and after a further campaign with the club arrived at Genk in summer 2012, winning a Belgian Cup in his first term. Napoli finished third in Serie A last season.