Serie A side Napoli have appreciated their former centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly for ‘incredible seasons’ shared.
The Parthenopeans signed the Senegal international from Genk in the 2014/15 campaign.
While with the Naples-based charges, the Lion of Teranga won the Coppa Italia in the 2019/20 season and the Supercoppa Italiana in 2014.
After consistent and impressive displays, Chelsea went for the services of the Senegal captain.
Napoli are delighted with the role the West African played in helping the club perform well.
The emotional statement shared through the club’s official website said:
We spent eight incredible seasons together, experiencing things that will forever be etched in our memories.
You were only a youngster when you came to Naples, but you leave the club having become a man, knowing that you made history for Napoli.
You proved your worth not only as a footballer, but also in standing up for what’s right off the pitch, a battle in which we fight alongside each other. In particular, you’ve contributed greatly to combatting the scourge of racism, striving for a fairer and more compassionate society.
For the club, the fans, and the city, you are and will always be a figure to be looked up to; we’re proud to have you as an honorary Neapolitan. You set an example as a man who gives his all in both his personal and professional lives.
Now the time has come for our paths to diverge. We respect your decision to seek pastures new. Our love for you is eternal and whatever course your life may take, remember that Naples will always be your home.