The British media is also closely watching every remark made by Kim Min-jae (26, Naples).
The British Daily Star reported on the 16th (Korean time), “Manchester United’s target, Kim Min-jae, admitted that he was ‘disturbed’ by reports of transfer rumors.” This news was dealt with with great importance.
After completing the 토토 2022 FIFA World Cup schedule in Qatar, Kim Min-jae left the country on the 15th to return to his team, Napoli. The media reported that at the time, Kim Min-jae said at the airport, “There are many transfer stories around, but he has only been in Naples for six months. I avoided interviews, and one of the reasons is that rumors about me get in the way,” she said in an interview.
In Korea, Kim Min-jae’s statement, “I envy Japan, where players are actively advancing to Europe,” was highlighted. The point was that the number of Korean players playing in Europe would increase the competitiveness of the national soccer team on the international stage. However, the locals also paid attention to the transfer-related remarks.
Kim Min-jae flew well after joining Napoli in July. He had just entered the top 5 leagues, but he showed consistent performance without any adaptation period. Kim Min-jae, who has risen to the ranks of the world’s best center backs beyond Italy’s Serie A, is receiving attention from many big clubs in Europe.
In particular, the prospect that Man Utd will actively pursue courtship poured out. Reports continued that he could replace Manchester United’s central defender Harry Maguire. Kim Min-jae opened up about the rumors surrounding him, and the British media also showed interest in his remarks. This is a part where you can get a glimpse of the heightened status of Kim Min-jae, who was close to being unknown in Europe.
Kim Min-jae, who left Korea, is expected to rest in Italy. He will join team training on the 21st to prepare for the resuming season.
Having played 15 league games, Napoli (41 points) is leading Italy’s Serie A. It was 8 points ahead of AC Milan (33 points) in second place and had an advantage in competing for the championship. Napoli’s official schedule begins on 5 January with an away game against Inter Milan.