Kim Min-jae’s entry into Bayern Munich is not far away.
On the 17th (Korean time), Fabricio Romano, known as an expert in the European transfer market and active in the UK’s ‘Guardian’, said on his SNS, “Munich is getting closer to a complete agreement with Kim Min-jae on personal conditions. After the explanation, a positive conversation ensued. The current contract is almost agreed until the 2027-28 season. Munich confirmed to Kim Min-jae their intention to pay Napoli for a buyout that will be triggered from July.”
Kim Min-jae, who entered Naples last summer with an amount of 18.05 million euros (about 25 billion won), quickly became the core of Naples. Kim Min-jae won the Player of the Month Award selected by the Italian Serie A Secretariat in September and the Player of the Month Award selected by the Italian Football Players Association in October. Kim Min-jae, who completely erased the void of Kalidou Koulibaly from the beginning of the season, began to be evaluated as the best defender in the league.
Kim Min-jae, who showed his crazy performance one after another, gave Napoli a scudetto after 33 years. The impact Kim Min-jae showed during the first season goes beyond Napoli and goes down in the history of the Italian league. His individual award history speaks for itself. Kim Min-jae, who was named in the Serie A Team of the Year in the 2022-23 season, was properly recognized as a world-class player by winning the league best defense award.
The vertical rise in ransom was also a natural step. From July 2022 to June 2023, Kim Min-jae’s ransom price rose by a whopping 46 million euros (about 64.3 billion won), and now it has soared to 60 million euros (about 83.9 billion won). This is a huge ransom that is tied for 4th among players born in 1996 and 9th among all center backs in the world. It is the change in the ransom that shows how great the current expectations for Kim Min-jae are.
Rumors of a transfer to a big club in Europe were a natural step. Currently, Kim Min-jae is likely to leave Naples. One of the factors that makes the rumor of Kim Min-jae’s transfer hotter is the buyout clause. This is because the buyout price is very cheap compared to Kim Min-jae’s skill.
# Transfer rumors start…Manchester United
Napoli wanted to retain World Cup defender Kim Min-jae, but Kim Min-jae wanted a new challenge. Accordingly, on the 12th, Italy’s ‘Tuto Napoli’ said, “Naples Chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis tried to persuade Min-jae Kim. However, Min-jae Kim decided to leave. However, Kim Min-jae wants a new adventure.”
At the beginning of the transfer rumor, the team that was most strongly linked was Manchester United. Several clubs were mentioned, including Newcastle United, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Chelsea, but it was Man Utd that made the most effort to recruit Kim Min-jae.
Reporter Romano said in May, “Kim Min-jae is the most important target for Man Utd’s list of recruits. Man U are really interested in Kim Min-jae. We have been talking about it since November. Man U are talking directly with the player.” there is.
Manchester United is planning to strengthen its defense by clearing out non-starting center backs like Harry Maguire and recruiting Kim Min-jae. If Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Baran, and Min-jae Kim are added, Manchester United will have the highest level of center back in the Premier League (EPL). Several media outlets, including France’s ‘Foot Mercato’, predicted that the personal condition proposed by Man Utd to Kim Min-jae was the supply and demand of the main striker. Italian media even openly told the story that Kim Min-jae had agreed to Manchester United.
# Bayern Munich’s quick work
However, the situation has changed 180 degrees. Because Bayern Munich appeared. Germany’s ‘Sky Sports’ said on the 15th, “Munich is looking for a central defender through the transfer market. They inquired about Kim Min-jae from Napoli. The Munich board considers Kim Min-jae a very interesting player and internal discussions are underway. .With the departure of Lucas Hernández, this deal could be further fleshed out. Benjamin Pavard is another potential transfer candidate.”
Reporter Romano, who continued to report Manchester United’s interest in Kim Min-jae, also said, “Man Utd remains in the race to recruit Kim Min-jae, but nothing has been agreed upon. Despite many reports, nothing has been done. Munich is interested in Kim Min-jae as one of the new centre-back options. There is. This is a specific name on the recruitment list.” It is known that Munich coach Thomas Tuchel and the Munich leadership highly value Kim Min-jae.먹튀검증
While Man Utd is slowing down, Munich is quickly approaching Kim Min-jae. Reporter Romano said on the 17th, “Munich is at the forefront of recruiting Kim Min-jae. Negotiations between the player and the club are progressing very well. Negotiations are not yet complete, but negotiations are proceeding at a very rapid pace. Munich is pushing for the signing of Kim Min-jae. We are putting it on,” an additional report was released.
Reporter Mateo Moreto of Spain’s Lelebo, who first reported on Lee Kang-in’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), also reported the imminent transfer, saying, “Kim Min-jae’s transfer to Munich is only one step away.”