The race to sign Kim Min-jae (Napoli) is heating up as the season draws to a close.
As expected. What Kim did for Napoli in 2022-23 was one of the best performances in Europe’s big leagues, so it’s inevitable that big clubs will come calling. Some clubs have been rumored since before the end of the season, while others wait until the transfer window opens to make their move.
Kim Min-jae has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United. The rumors of a deal with the Red Devils have been building since before the end of the season. Recently, details such as the length of the contract and salary have been leaked. It was also reported that United had informed Napoli of their intention to pay the transfer fee in early July, when Kim’s buyout would be triggered.토토사이트
The Red Devils have been scrambling to make room for Kim, with non-starters Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof being the first to go as they don’t have enough depth at center back. Maguire’s departure was quickly publicized, as his position at Manchester United was rapidly diminishing.
As a result, the pace of Manchester United transfer speculation has slowed down. Over the weekend, the UK’s The Athletic published a contrary opinion, stating that “Manchester United are unlikely to approach Kim Min-jae at this stage” and that “contrary to many expectations, his move to Manchester United is not imminent”.
Sky Sports countered that “Manchester United have communicated their intentions to Kim Min-jae’s agent,” and the rumors began to gain traction in the United Kingdom.
‘Foot Mercato’ reporter Santi Auna summarized. “Kim Min-jae is still Manchester United’s top priority,” he said. If Manchester United hasn’t cooled off on Kim Min-jae, they’re still at the forefront because they have an agreement in place.
United are hoping for a baton touch between Kim and Maguire.
Newcastle are targeting Kim in preparation for the UCL.
However, Auna added that “negotiations have made little progress in recent weeks”. Meanwhile, the number of competitors has increased. “Newcastle United have recently moved up to second place, while Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are also keeping tabs on Kim,” the reporter said, confirming that he is definitely a hot commodity this summer.
After returning to South Korea after the season, Kim will enroll in basic military training on May 15. He will serve for three weeks as an arts and physical education officer, as he received military service benefits for his gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. As a result, Kim will not play in the June trials against Peru (June 16) and El Salvador (June 20).