‘Monster defender’ Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) has been recommended as the player England’s prestigious Liverpool should recruit.
England 101 Great Goals introduced the four players Liverpool should sign to replace team defender Joe Gomez on the 23rd (Korean time). Gomez has long been criticized for frequent injuries and poor performance. He insisted that Liverpool need a new centre-back instead. Kim Min-jae was also listed as one of the recruiting candidates.스포츠토토
The media said, “Kim Min-jae moved to Napoli in the summer of 2022, but he has already become one of the best center backs in Serie A. He played in all but 1 of Napoli’s 23 matches. During this period, Napoli only conceded 15 points. It’s the best record in the league.”
Other candidates for the signing include Yoshko Gbardiol (RB Leipzig), Aymeric Laporte (Man City) and Julian Timber (Ajax). In the case of Gbardiol, along with Kim Min-jae, he is considered one of the top hot stars. He is attracting attention from many big clubs. He is estimated to be worth 75 million euros (about 103 billion won) as a ransom.
Liverpool have one of the best defenders in the world, Virgil van Dijk. If you wear a Liverpool kit, you can get along with Van Dijk.
South Korean defender Kim Min-jae moved to Naples using his former team Fenerbahce (Turkiye) as a springboard. He took over as the main center back without any adaptation period. He is further recognized as the best defender in the league. Napoli let go of ‘legendary defender’ Kalidou Koulibaly before signing Kim Min-jae. At the time of Kim Min-jae’s transfer, there were many expectations that it would not be easy to fill Koulibaly’s vacancy, but this story has long been heard. He was evaluated as better than Koulibaly.
This season, Kim Min-jae played in 22 league games and boasted solid defense in every game. He scored 2 goals and 1 assist with a header, adding strength to the attack. Thanks to this, Napoli recorded 20 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (62 points) and is leading the league overwhelmingly. win is likely If they reach the top, they will lift the championship trophy for the first time in 33 years since 1990, when ‘Legend’ Diego Maradona played an active part in Naples.
Kim Min-jae also performed outstandingly in the European Champions League. Napoli also advanced to the round of 16 of the tournament. In the first leg of the round of 16 against Eintracht Frankfurt, they won 2-0. They were on the verge of advancing to the quarterfinals.
Naturally, more and more big clubs were watching Kim Min-jae. Following Tottenham and Manchester United transfer rumors earlier, Liverpool also participated in the competition. In addition, he is also linked with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. They seem to be actively moving for recruitment. Min-jae Kim’s buyout clause is expected to act as a variable. Kim Min-jae’s contract includes a buyout clause of 48 million euros (approximately 66 billion won), which applies only to overseas clubs for about two weeks from July 1st. During this period, if other clubs are aiming to recruit Kim Min-jae, there is no way to stop his team, Napoli.
As a result, Napoli is seeking to renew the contract with Kim Min-jae. Instead of raising the salary, it is a condition that the buyout amount is also increased. England’s Football 365 said, “Napoli wants to raise Kim Min-jae’s buyout to 65 million euros (about 90 billion won).”