As the possibility of ‘monster’ Kim Min-jae (Napoli) joining Manchester United continues to grow, other big clubs are not giving up on signing him.
On Sept. 24 (KST), Italy Football reported that “the timing and transfer fee of Kim Min-jae’s move to Man United has been revealed. Corriere dello Sport reported that ‘Man Utd are close to signing Kim Min-jae’ and that ‘he will complete his move to Man Utd in early July for €58 million’. The day before, European soccer transfer expert Fabrizio Romano had once again raised the possibility of a move to United. Known as “Here We Go,” Romano is considered one of the most authoritative journalists on international soccer transfers. “United have been pursuing the player since October last year. They have been sending scouts to Italy to keep an eye on Kim Min-jae,” he reported. He said that they have been observing Kim for seven months. “We have already been negotiating to sign him for several months,” he explained. TeamTalk also supported the possibility of Kim joining Man United. “While United are in the midst of a takeover, Eric van Gaal is looking to execute the second phase of his rebuilding plan,” it said. “Van Gaal has made three big signings. He wants a striker and a midfield defender,” and that defender is Kim Min-jae. “It looks like United are taking positive steps to sign Kim Min-jae,” Timetalk said.
But it’s not just the Red Devils who want Kim. Arsenal have joined the fray, and the ‘big six’ are all in the hunt. ‘Other English clubs are also very interested in Kim,’ said 90min. Liverpool and Newcastle are also big fans. Chelsea and Man City are also aware of the situation, and Arsenal are also involved in the transfer of Kim Min-jae. Other big clubs are also monitoring the situation. ‘Paris Saint-Germain have not let go of their interest in Kim, and Real Madrid are also keeping an eye on Kim. Barcelona are also keeping tabs on the player.” It’s no exaggeration to say that it’s a Kim Min-jae war.메이저사이트
Kim Min-jae is the hot property of this summer. Forbes, an American economic magazine, published an article titled ‘Man Utd’s target Kim Min-jae is this summer’s bargain’. ‘Kim’s buyout would be about the 10th highest ever for a center back in the English Premier League, but it would be a good deal considering his value,’ Forbes said. “He has good aerial competitiveness and can intercept the ball. He also has the passing ability to build up.” “He is entering his prime as a defender. He needs very little time to adapt to the English game. He even has military service benefits. It’s not a risky move to sign him.
As Forbes put it. Kim Min-jae has been one of the best defenders this season. Napoli won their first league title in 33 years. It was the third time Napoli had won the title since the 1986-1987 and 1989-1990 seasons, when the late legend Diego Maradona played. At the center of it all was Kim Min-jae. The first South Korean to win a Scudetto, Kim Min-jae was the centerpiece of the team throughout the season. When ‘Legend’ Koulibaly left for Chelsea, he was brought in as a replacement and quickly became the centerpiece of the team. In September of last year, he was named Serie A Player of the Month. He was the first Asian player to be named Serie A Player of the Month since the 2019-2020 season.
With Kim at the center of the defense, Napoli conceded the fewest goals in the league this season. In a particularly aggressive Luciano Spalletti style of play, Kim has done a remarkable job with his aggressive defense. He was praised by legends such as Fabio Cannavaro and Alexandro Costacurta. His performances were so fantastic that there is a debate about him being the best center back in the world beyond Italy. He’s in Napoli’s all-time top 11, and unsurprisingly, he’s been nominated for Serie A Team of the Year this season. He’s a shoo-in to win the award.
He’s been on the radar of big clubs all season, and his value is only going to increase. He’s been linked to a number of big clubs, but recently, Manchester United have been the most active. European media outlets have been reporting, “Man United are stepping up their pursuit of Kim Min-jae. They could pay a buyout” in a series of reports.
France’s Foot Mercato reported that ‘United have held talks with Kim Min-jae’ and that ‘United will offer the star striker a much higher salary than he is receiving at Napoli’. ‘United have been in contact with Kim since the World Cup,’ said Tuttomercato in Italy, ‘and will try to sign him for an amount above his buyout in June, ahead of July when the buyout is activated. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano recently appeared on a YouTube channel dedicated to United news and said, “Kim Min-jae is definitely a player that United are watching. They have already sent scouts to watch him several times.”
On the 16th, Italian media outlet Il Matino reported that it was “just a matter of fine-tuning”. ‘Man United are close to signing Kim Min-jae,’ Il Matino said, adding that ‘the club’s hierarchy and his agent have also convinced him to accept a move to Man Utd. A few days later, it was reported that ‘United have found a villa in Alderley Edge, England, for Kim to live in’. Alderley Edge, located in the Cheshire region near Manchester, England, is where Park Ji-sung (42-retired) lived from 2005 to 2012. However, Kim Min-jae’s side drew a line in the sand. “There has been no concrete contact,” said Kim Min-jae’s representative, adding, “The 2022-2023 season is not over yet. The player was only focused on winning the league this season. He was not swayed by the rumors, and we decided not to move until the end of the season. Now that we’ve won the title, we’ll wait and see,” he said. “We are aware that United are interested,” he continued, “but it would be difficult for them to move quickly as they are currently in the middle of a takeover. On top of that, United have yet to confirm their Champions League participation.”