Former Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly has opened up on why he chose to join a Saudi Pro League club.
While highlighting the importance of his big-money move to Al-Hilal, the Senegalese said as a Muslim, he has arrived in the best country.
Koulibaly left Chelsea for the Saudi Arabian club for €23 million after just one year with the Blues.
He has signed a three-year contract with Al-Hilal worth €25 million per season, according to football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano.
Speaking in an interview with Corriere dello Sport, Koulibaly said,
“I chose the best team in the Arab league. I’m happy because as a Muslim I arrive in the right country.
“And I’m thrilled to be one of the first to land in an evolving championship. I hope to help Saudi Arabia and Al-Hilal to write a new sporting history,” Koulibaly said.
“In addition, this very important contract. I will be able to help my whole family to live well: from my parents to my cousins, and above all to support the social activities of my association ‘Capitane du Coeur ‘ in Senegal,” he added.