Chelsea: Koulibaly reveals Jorginho persuaded him to sign for club weeks before transfer

The Senegalese defender has revealed his former Napoli teammate’s attempt to persuade him to complete the transfer as he decided to join the Premier League club.

Chelsea are hoping to give Koulibaly his first appearance in a Blues shirt on Wednesday night when they face Charlotte in a pre-season friendly and their new £33m centre-back has given his thoughts on his switch and the move. team before the game.

“We are talking together, me and Jorgi, a month ago Jorgi texted me and asked if I wanted to come to Chelsea,” Koulibaly told the club’s website.

“I said, ‘I don’t know if they [want] me. I want to come but I don’t want to propose it myself. If they want me to come, I will come”. And after that, my choice was made.

“I am already happy. They are a talented team with a lot of young players and some experienced players. A nice mix.

“It can be a good thing for the team and the city. I want to inspire the fans to come to Stamford Bridge and show everyone that I’m going to work for the team to earn something. I can’t wait to start training.”

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