Arrived at Chelsea for two weeks from Naples, Kalidou Koulibaly made a special request to a former Blues. Indeed, the 31-year-old Senegalese international central defender (62 caps) called John Terry to ask him if he had permission to take number 26. The Senegalese already wore this number in Italy. ” John, I wanted to ask you something. As you know I played with the 26 in Napoli and I saw that since you left the club nobody took the 26. I don’t know if you took it out or if nobody don’t want it, but I wanted to ask you if I could take it. »
The Stamford Bridge legend replied: Listen, the 26th was very special to me. But yeah mate, I really appreciate you calling me and there’s no problem on my side for you to take it, the pleasure is all mine. Nice gesture from John Terry, who currently works for the Chelsea academy.
📌 July 15th, 2022
— Koulibaly Kalidou (@kkoulibaly26) August 1, 2022