Thomas Tuchel Explains Why Chelsea Signed Napoli Defender Koulibaly Despite Being 31-Year-Old

Thomas Tuchel was asked to share his reaction to the Kalidou Koulibaly signing: “He’s now the second signing of the summer and again we have a strong player, a strong personality with big experience. From our point of view, he’s a perfect addition to the group.

“Koulibaly is one of the world’s elite defenders and we are delighted to be welcoming him to Chelsea.

“A great leader and an exemplary team player, Kalidou brings a wealth of experience and attributes that will benefit our squad and the club as a whole.”

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Koulibaly led Senegal to the African Cup of Nations title last season and his game is everything you need from a modern center-back – passing, heading, physicality, pace, and more.

He comes in to fill in the void left by Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. Indeed, he’s a perfect addition to the squad.

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