Manchester United urged to buy £90 million international defender as defensive partner for Harry Maguire

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Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke has urged the club to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly describing him as the perfect signing for the team.

Yorke believes the Senegalese international would be the perfect long-term partner for captain Harry Maguire. The player is valued at £90m by Italian side Napoli.

Yorke told Stadium Astro: “Without a doubt I think he’s one that everyone is after and if Manchester United are going to make some big signings like they always do, I would definitely [sign him], if we can afford him then why not?

“I think he is the perfect fit to come into centre-half alongside Maguire, that would be awesome to have him there and suddenly we look a proper team then, with the likes of Pogba and Bruno and one of the holding midfielders and the front three forwards as I mentioned.

“We become a team who suddenly everybody will be fearing.

“The Italian league for me used to be the top league, it’s very difficult.

“But certainly with everyone after him, what he’s done in the Italian league so far he is a name everyone is after.

“If he’s one that everyone is after then why should United not go after him?

“And that sends a clear message that we are hard to beat and certainly with the quality we are possessing at the minute, for me that’s kind of a no-brainer if I were United at this stage.

“If I was Ole or in Ole’s position, I would be persuading to get him because I know how important [it is] to have another centre-half of his quality alongside Maguire.”