Manchester United (Man Utd) is actively interested in Kim Min-jae (27, Naples), the ‘blue iron pillar’.
On the 27th (Korean time), Italy’s ‘Il Napoli’ quoted the UK’s ‘Mirror’ and emphasized, “Man United management has been in contact with Kim Min-jae’s side in recent weeks. This is to inquire if Kim Min-jae is possible to transfer this summer.” 스포츠토토
Kim Min-jae has emerged as one of the best defenders in Europe after joining Serie A last summer. He was evaluated as the best defender every game, and he emerged as a defender coveted by big clubs such as Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Kim Min-jae has not been in Napoli for a year. However, the buyout clause signed at the time of his contract is not stopping the interest of big clubs. Kim Min-jae can transfer to a club outside of Italy if he meets the buyout amount for two weeks from July 1 after this season.
Kim Min-jae’s buyout, known to local media, is expected to range from at least 45 million euros (about 62.9 billion won) to 50 million euros (about 69.8 billion won). With interest from big clubs pouring in, Napoli belatedly are trying to increase this buyout amount. Initially, he tried to sign a new contract with Kim Min-jae and get rid of the buyout amount, but faced opposition from Kim Min-jae and turned to raising the buyout amount to 65 million euros (approximately 90.8 billion won).
At the same time, Napoli is proposing to raise Kim Min-jae’s annual salary from 2.5 million euros (about 3.5 billion won) to 3.2 million euros (about 4.5 billion won) after tax. However, Kim Min-jae’s side is demanding a double raise from Napoli, citing the interest of big clubs. This means that there will be no adjustment to the buyout amount unless this condition is first accepted.
The media said, “A player discovered by Napoli may cross the border. England’s top club is targeting Kim Min-jae.” ” he was concerned.