Will the second Korean ‘Man U-Man’ ever be born? The rumor that Kim Min-jae (27), who supported Italy’s Serie A champion SSC Napoli, will move to Manchester United in the English Premier League (EPL) is gaining weight. However, the ‘cautious theory’ of impatient judgment also raises its head.
On the 16th (Korean time), 카지노사이트the Daily Mail, a British daily newspaper, quoted an article from ‘Il Martino’, a local daily newspaper in Naples, Italy, saying, “The contract between Man United and Napoli defender Min-jae Kim is imminent.” After 33 years, they won Serie A. This drew great attention (from clubs) toward Kim Min-jae. Manchester United is expected to win the scouting competition.”
‘Il Martino’ said, “Only the details of the transfer are left, and Napoli is also looking for a replacement for Kim Min-jae.” He added that the expected transfer fee for Kim Min-jae reached 52 million pounds (approximately 87.2 billion won).
The Daily Mail also said, “Napoli paid Fenerbahce a transfer fee of about £15 million last year. If this transfer goes through, Napoli will have a fascinating advantage. Kim Min-jae’s buyout (minimum transfer fee) is known to be between £44 million and £52 million.”
While watching the first season in Naples, it is true that not only Manchester United, but also Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham (above England), and Paris Saint-Germain (France) have been reporting on the recruitment of Kim Min-jae. In the midst of this, Manchester United, which desperately needs to strengthen its defense, is the most active in recruiting while looking forward to the next season, which is the reason for putting weight on Manchester United. Kim Min-jae achieved 15 ‘clean sheets (no goals)’ in 33 Serie A games this season.
Another British media, ‘Team Talk’, said, “If Man United chooses Kim Min-jae as a new central defender option, there is a possibility that Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof will transfer.” In fact, if the transfer is completed, Kim Min-jae will become the second Korean player to become a Manchester United player after Park Ji-sung (42).
However, Fabrizio Romano, an expert on the European football transfer market, refuted the imminent rumor that day, saying, “Kim Min-jae has been on Manchester United’s recruitment list continuously since December of last year,” but “but nothing has been decided or agreed upon right now.” He continued, “Kim Min-jae’s buyout clause is effective in July, after the league is over,” and “Napoli continues to offer Kim Min-jae a new contract.”
Meanwhile, Kim Min-jae was nominated for the 13 Italian Serie A ‘Team of the Year’ defender category selected by EA Sports, a sports game specialist.