Rumors of monster Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) transferring to Manchester United in England are getting hotter by the day. There is a reason why Man Utd, which has a world-class center back, clings to Kim Min-jae.
American Forbes메이저사이트 said on the 14th (Korean time), “Man Utd coach Eric Tenhagh has been strongly connected with Kim Min-jae as he wants to reinforce the team squad. However, I am trying to make the team stronger while targeting Kim Min-jae.” Manchester United’s interest in Kim Min-jae has been around for a long time. According to British Tribal Football, Man Utd has been in contact with Kim Min-jae since last year’s World Cup in Qatar. Recently, there is also news that Manchester United has prepared a specific salary to attract Kim Min-jae. England’s Hard Tackle explained, “Man Utd is thinking of 8 million euros (about 12 billion won) as Kim Min-jae’s annual salary.” This is a staggering amount, four times more than the annual salary Kim Min-jae is receiving from his team, Napoli. Napoli are also pushing for a new contract with the promise of a higher salary, but United’s offer is much more attractive. Migration seems highly likely. England’s The Sun also borrowed a report from France’s Foot Mercato, saying, “Kim Min-jae is happy in Naples, but claims that playing in the Premier League is a ‘dream'” and added strength to the transfer.
Manchester United have plenty of centre-back options. However, if you look closely, it has a serious anxiety factor. The main center backs, Baran and Martinez, struggled with big and small injuries. ‘World Cup Winner’ Baran has been plagued by frequent injuries throughout his career, and Martinez is out of the team due to a long-term injury. It is a situation that is concerned about the condition of next season. In addition, it is known that Maguire and Phil Jones, who were pushed out of the main competition, will leave the team. Swedish national center back Lindelof is also likely to transfer. Previously, he expressed his dissatisfaction with the lack of playing time. Director Tenhach doesn’t seem to believe much in the candidate options. Instead of them, fullback Luke Shaw is playing as a centre-back. Forbes said, “Man United’s most needed position is a new number 9 (striker),” but “other positions also need to be reinforced. The injuries of Baran and Martinez have shown how much Manchester United rely on their centre-back combination. When they were out for the season, United’s performance It has dropped a lot,” he said.
If Kim Min-jae is successful, it is expected to be a great help to Manchester United. This season, Kim Min-jae showed the best performance in Serie A. He appeared in 33 league games and showed off solid defense in every game. Whoscored.com, a European soccer statistics site, also gave Kim Min-jae the highest rating of 7.10 among Serie A center backs. He displayed a confident and tough defense even against world-class strikers. Kim Min-jae recorded an average of 1.6 tackles per game, 3.6 clearings, and a pass success rate of 90.8%. He was named eighth overall in the league in passing percentage despite being a defensive back. He has shown amazing dribbles and crosses. Thanks to this, Napoli reached the top of the league 33 years after the 1989-90 season, when club legend Diego Maradona played an active part. Eurosport praised “Kim Min-jae, Victor Osimen, and Hvica Kvarachhelia as the best recruits from Napoli general manager Cristiano Giuntoli.” Forbes also said, “Due to Min-jae Kim’s playing style, he has been compared to Nemanja Vidic (Legendary Center Back for Manchester United). ” he praised.
Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic (left). /AFPBBNews=News1
Kim Min-jae roars with Napoli fans right after winning Serie A. /Photo = Naples SNS
Man Utd News, which mainly deals with Manchester United news, cited Kim Min-jae recruitment as an essential task. On the 13th, the media said, “I think Manchester United will win the match against Man City and Kim Min-jae,” and “Kim Min-jae is one of the most popular center backs in the world. It will be advantageous to be able to provide. Kim Min-jae will be a member of the rotation at Man City, but at Man United, he can become a clear starter ahead of the injury-prone Baran.” Also, on the 14th, the Ars USA version said, “Man Utd, Liverpool (England), and Paris Saint-Germain (France) are interested in Naples defender Kim Min-jae,” but “Man Utd offered Kim Min-jae a surprising contract. This is a ‘top striker’ and The level of comparison. Martinez and Baran’s injuries and Maguire’s sluggishness made Kim Min-jae the top recruiting candidate for Manchester United.”
Italy’s Il Martino also put weight on the transfer, saying, “Man Utd and Kim Min-jae met.” Manchester United is expected to pay Kim Min-jae’s buyout without any problems. Min-jae Kim has a buyout clause that allows him to transfer without the consent of his team, Napoli, if only the standard amount is met. Kim Min-jae’s buyout amount is known to range from 43 million pounds (about 72 billion won) to 52 million pounds (about 87 billion won). The buyout amount also varies depending on the team’s performance, such as the financial situation of the club you want to recruit and whether or not it advances to the European Champions League. Man Utd News said on the day, “Man United have been closely monitoring Korean defender Kim Min-jae.
In addition, Manchester United is also aiming to sign center back Kevin Danso, who is active in France’s Lens. As many defenders are expected to leave this summer, it seems that they are sending love calls to several center backs, including Kim Min-jae. Danso, of Austrian nationality, is 25 years old and young, with a height of 190 cm and a good physique. He has played in 35 league games this season and is leading the blast of Lens’ second place in the league (75 points). He is competing for the championship with leader Paris Saint-Germain (81 points). England’s Manchester Evening News said, “Man United is one of several Premier League clubs that have sent scouts to check Danso.” Manchester United are also linked with Dutch Ajax defender Julian Timber. Even though he is 22 years old, he is considered a top-class prospect that many big clubs pay attention to. But Ajax is the former club of Tenhag. Because he has a relationship with Timber, he can have an advantage in recruiting.