While much attention is focused on the ‘next destination’ of Kim Min-jae (26), who is active in Naples (Italy), Manchester United (England) is known to be ahead in the recruitment match. However, it seems that it remains to be seen whether the transfer will be successful.
Reporter Fabrizio Romano, an expert in the European football transfer market, said on the podcast ‘HERE WE GO’ on the 19th (Korean time), “A number of English Premier League (EPL) clubs are trying to recruit Kim Min-jae. Among them, news related to Manchester United. “I’m hearing a lot about this,” he said, “Napoli is pushing for a contract extension, and he also doesn’t want to get complicated right away, so we’ll have to keep an eye on the situation.”
In fact, Manchester United sent a ‘love call’ when Kim Min-jae leaped to the core while proving his skills in the Italian Serie A as well as the UEFA Champions League from the first season of his transfer to Naples. In particular, his courtship was more active as he was planning to reinforce this summer, with no reliable center backs besides Rafael Varane (29) and Lisandro Martinez (25).
In addition, Kim Min-jae, who is considered the best defender in the top 5 European leagues, was considered as the ‘top priority’ because the transfer allowance (buyout) is cheap. In fact, the buyout clause is activated only for 15 days from July, and it is only 48 million euros (about 70 billion won). Considering the flow of the transfer market, where transfer fees are skyrocketing recently, it is a ‘benefit contract’.
However, it is uncertain whether Kim Min-jae will respond to Manchester United’s ‘love call’. This is because it is known that he has no intention of transferring yet. In fact, he said in the joint coverage area (Mixed Zone) right after the Colombia match held at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium last month, “All the transfer rumors are not true. I can’t help but pay attention because news keeps coming from the outside.” “He drew a line.
As Napoli is a key player,메이저놀이터 he has a strong will to persuade and hold on to it, and the plan to remove or increase the buyout clause through renewal is the background for Kim Min-jae to remain. It is already expected that a new contract will be proposed in the near future.
Kim Min-jae, who wore the Napoli uniform last summer, is performing brilliantly, breaking everyone’s expectations. Having played as a starter since the opening game, he has played in 39 official games (38 starts) so far. He tied up his opponents with his solid physicality, fast speed, and stable defense. He also showed his advantage from set pieces and is scoring two goals. He also added 2 assists with an accurate cross.