Napoli reportedly turned down a whopping €90m bid from Manchester for defender Kalidou Koulibaly before the end of the English transfer window.
Ultimately, the Red Devils opted for the Englishman in an arrangement worth around £80m from Leicester, but not before they had attempted to get a deal over the line for the talented Senegalese international.
According to a report from Corriere dello Sport, as relayed by Calciomercato
It is unsurprising that Napoli
Speaking in an exclusive interview with ESPN, the president explained: "He has a clause of £150m. But, for example, in England, they paid £85m for a player [Maguire]. In Napoli, I would pay £30-£35m. With that in mind, I think Koulibaly's value is £250m if they paid that much for that guy."
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And, speaking on why there is this disparity, he suggested: "The problem of the super cost of the players is due to England. In England, they gross more money than in France, Spain, Italy and Germany.
"If a club grosses £800m, they have no problem to offer around £80m, £90m, £100m for one player. There is not a real good and fair competition between England and the other countries."