Commenta per primo
Though Raul Albiol is set to miss this weekend’s Serie A clash with Roma, there’s better news for Napoli fans just around the corner: first, the Spaniard is set to return for the Partenopei’s upcoming Champions League fixture with Besiktas.

Second, he’s signed a new deal alongside partner Kalidou Koulibaly.

Thought it’s early to judge, keeping this centre-back pairing from leaving town could be one of Napoli’s big triumphs.

The French defender asked for a shiny new deal this summer, seeing as Chelsea were interested in him. The €4 million-a-year deal requested caused controversy, but president Aurelio De Laurentiis insisted on getting through to Koulibaly’s manager, Bruno Satin.

Now, Koulibaly’s new deal runs until 2021, and if someone wants to come knocking at Napoli’s door… they’ll encounter a far steeper price.

Giovanni Scotto