It is an atmosphere where the destination of ‘Monster’ Kim Min-jae (Naples) is being decided.
Kim Min-jae’s man trend is getting closer. On the 16th (Korean time), Italy’s Ilmartino said, ‘Man Utd is looking forward to signing Kim Min-jae. We are leaving only detailed coordination,” he said. Then, he said, “The club’s leadership and the agent also persuaded Min-jae Kim to accept Man Utah.” Manchester United plans to invest £52m from an estimated £43m in Kim Min-jae’s buyout. The British media also started reporting on Kim Min-jae’s Manchester trip. Multiple British media outlets even reported specific salaries. ‘Kim Min-jae’s annual salary will be 8 million euros,’ he said.
If Kim Min-jae wears a Manchester United jersey, 토토사이트 he will become the second Korean player to wear a Manchester United jersey after Park Ji-sung ‘Haebeoji’. He is expected to become the 15th Korean Premier Leaguer of all time.
Kim Min-jae’s future was a hot issue. Napoli won the thrilling league championship trophy in 33 years. It is the third time Napoli has won the championship since the 1986-1987 season and the 1989-1990 season when the ‘legend’ Diego Maradona was active. At the center was Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae was the first Korean to win the Scudetto. Kim Min-jae took the starting position from the first year of his entry, followed by a fantastic performance and led to the championship. Kim Min-jae has already become a hero in Naples. ‘Kim, Kim, Kim’ has become a common ‘buzzword’ in Naples. Based on the five European leagues, it is the third time that a Korean has won the championship trophy, after Park Ji-sung of Manchester United and Jung Woo-young of Bayern Munich. It is the first win as a defender. It is also the first time since AS Roma’s Hidetoshi Nakata in the 2000-2001 season that an Asian player won the Serie A title. Kim Min-jae even received the guard of owner, which is rare in Italy.
Kim Min-jae played a big role as the core of the team throughout the season. When ‘Legend’ Koulibaly left for Chelsea, Napoli recruited Kim Min-jae from Turkiye Fenerbahce to fill the void left by him. Napoli, convinced of Kim Min-jae’s success through scouting for a long time, paid a buyout of 20 million euros. There was no adaptation period for the monster who entered the big league for the first time. He was very active from the beginning of the season and quickly became the center of the team. In September of last year, Kim Min-jae was selected as the Serie A Player of the Month. Kim Min-jae was the first Asian national player to be selected as the Serie A Player of the Month, which was awarded from the 2019-2020 season.
With Kim Min-jae taking the center stage, Napoli recorded the fewest goals in the league this season. In particular, in the aggressive Luciano Spalletti style, Kim Min-jae achieved amazing results with aggressive defense. A relay of praise from legends such as Fabio Cannavaro and Alexandro Costacurta followed. He performed fantastically, to the point of being debated as the best centre-back in the world beyond Italy. It is even mentioned in the best 11 of all time in Naples. Of course, there are opposing opinions about Kim Min-jae’s monthly theory, but in Europe, at least, there seems to be no disagreement about his performance this season. Kim Min-jae is regarded as the best center back in the world this season along with Ronald Arnaho, Eder Militang, Ruben Dias, and John Stones.
Kim Min-jae ranked first in the ratings among Serie A defenders this season, and his personal ransom value rose sharply. Transfermarkt, which specializes in the market value of soccer players, sets the transfer fee for Kim Min-jae at 50 million euros (approximately 73.1 billion won). This is a figure that has doubled from 25 million euros in September last year, at the beginning of the season. In October 2021, when he was playing in Turkey, it was 6.5 million euros. He is second only to Son Heung-min (Tottenham), the ‘Asia No. 1’ who boasts 60 million euros.
Kim Min-jae, who has received attention from big clubs throughout the season with his amazing performance, seems to increase his value even more as he raises Napoli to the top. While connected to big clubs such as Man City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Tottenham, Man United has recently been actively involved. In the Italian and British media, ‘Man United are trying to ruin the Naples festival. Manchester United is stepping up efforts to sign Kim Min-jae. They rushed to publish reports stating that they could pay the buyout.
On the 13th, French Foot Mercato reported that ‘Man Utd started talking with Kim Min-jae’. He continued, “Man Utd strongly wants him while Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli are aiming for Kim Min-jae.” Foot Mercato reported that Manchester United would offer Kim Min-jae a star striker-level salary.
Italy’s Tuto Mercato said, “Man United wants to sign Kim Min-jae early.” According to Tuto Mercato, they planned to use the buyout to recruit Kim Min-jae around June 15, before the buyout is activated in July. Tuto Mercato said, “We are trying to win Kim Min-jae’s heart by presenting an amount of 43 to 52 million pounds, which is larger than the buyout.” Manchester United focused on recruiting Kim Min-jae early on. According to Tuto Mercato, United have been in contact with Kim Min-jae since the World Cup and are known to have made him a top priority this summer. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano recently appeared on a YouTube channel specializing in Manchester United news and said, “Kim Min-jae is definitely a player Manchester United is watching. He has already dispatched scouts several times.”
Manchester United, who transformed into the Eric ten Hag system this season, showed potential. We are preparing to rebuild again to win the league next season. The positions you want to reinforce are upfront, midfield and defence. Manchester United have Rafael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof. But they all have big and small weaknesses. It was not uncommon for left fullback Luke Shaw to stand in the center. Manchester United is thinking of clearing Harry Maguire and relieving defensive anxiety through Kim Min-jae. According to the cut-off side, Man United is said to be considering a three-back that leads to Baran-Martinez-Kim Min-jae. As Kim Min-jae has already been verified, it is expected that there will be no major problems in the starting position. British Express said, ‘The Glazer family is preparing the last parting gift to Ten Hagh, Kim Min-jae.’
Kim Min-jae inserted a buyout when he joined Napoli last summer. Arenanapoli said, ‘Kim Min-jae’s contract has a buyout clause that allows him to leave Napoli this summer. For Chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, it is a very real risk.” “Kim Min-jae can freely leave the club by exercising his option for two weeks from July 1st to 15th (only overseas). Kim Min-jae has a contract until 2025,” he said. “The buyout amount varies from 45 million euros (about 65 billion won) to 60 million euros (about 87 billion won). Price is linked to a parameter for the buyer’s turnover. If Manchester United actually approaches, it could be 58 million euros (84.5 billion won) as rumored.”
Given Kim Min-jae’s performance this season, it is a relatively cheap price. Wallcle centerbacks are becoming more and more rare. Kim Min-jae has already been verified in the European Champions League. In the European Champions League, the war of stars, no striker has surpassed Kim Min-jae. Naturally, Napoli wants to capture Kim Min-jae. Spalletti coach is even demanding that Kim Min-jae stay as a condition of staying. The visit to Korea, which takes place as soon as the season ends, is also part of catching Kim Min-jae. Napoli is planning a friendly against Mallorca, where Lee Kang-in plays in Korea. Napoli also conceived of raising Kim Min-jae’s annual salary through renewal of the contract and delaying the activation of the buyout until next year, but he only ate his appetite. It was because of the buyout. In Naples, there were reports that ‘Naples will not be able to catch Kim Min-jae’.
First of all, there was a report in the UK that ‘Man Utd is not yet confirmed’. However, it is certain that Manchester United want Kim Min-jae. Manchester United is thinking that it will pay properly in terms of not only the transfer fee but also the salary. All are projected to be above the projected market price. However, not only Manchester United, but also Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool are quite active in recruiting Kim Min-jae. The season is not over yet, but the reason why Manchester United is heating up is because of this competition. Recently, Chelsea proposed a 2-1 trade card with Christian Pulisic + Kalidou Koulibaly, and there were reports that Man City was actively stepping out.
According to Kim Min-jae’s side, Kim Min-jae focused on winning Napoli this season rather than transferring. Kim Min-jae plans to do military training in June. The discussion is expected to begin in earnest after the military training is over. At that time, Kim Min-jae’s future is expected to be outlined. But the atmosphere is already hot. Manchester United’s will is also active.