Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) is rumored to be moving to Manchester United in the English Premier League (EPL). With contract terms trickling in, it’s virtually certain that he’ll be paid more than he did at Napoli.

Nikola Skira,토토사이트 an expert on the European football transfer market, said on his SNS on the 16th (Korean time) that “Man Utd is leading the race to recruit Kim Min-jae.” He offered a five-year contract.” On the 6th, Skira mentioned that “three EPL teams are showing interest in Kim Min-jae,” and that Manchester United, Manchester City (Man City), and Newcastle were the clubs in question.

In addition, British media The Hard Tackle said, “Man United has set 8 million euros (about 12 billion won) for Kim Min-jae’s annual salary.” The amount so far is three to four times higher than the amount Kim Min-jae received in Naples.

On the same day, British media outlets such as The Sun and Court Offside quoted a report from Italy’s Il Martino, saying, “Man Utd is about to sign Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae has decided to join Man Utd, leaving only the most important details.” With the specific amount coming out here, Kim Min-jae’s trip to the EPL is ripening.

Kim Min-jae roars with Napoli fans right after winning Serie A. /Photo = Naples SNS
Kim Min-jae moved to Naples ahead of the 2022-23 season. There were concerns, but he played a key role in Napoli’s defense from the beginning. He played 33 league games and built the best defense in Europe, helping Napoli win the league title for the first time in 33 years since the 1989-90 season.

Napoli and Kim Min-jae are contracted until June 2025. However, it is possible to recruit Kim Min-jae without the consent of Naples, as long as he pays a buyout estimated at 43 million pounds (about 72 billion won) to 52 million pounds (about 87 billion won) for two weeks from July 1 of this year. Manchester United will likely pay this amount without a problem.

Manchester United have been showing insecurities in their defense lately. Starting centre-backs Rafael Varane and Lisandro Martinez have been sidelined or out for the season due to injuries. Harry Maguire is not getting the trust of manager Eric Tenhach. With such a wobbly backline, Kim Min-jae could be the puzzle piece Manchester United really need. The Sun expected, “Coach Tenhach will be happy to add Kim Min-jae to the defensive options.”

However, the transfer has not yet been confirmed. In a phone call with Star News, Kim Min-jae said, “The transfer to Manchester United is not true.” “Currently, Kim Min-jae is focusing on finishing the season. In the case of the English Premier League, whether or not to advance to the European Champions League or the final ranking has not been decided. It is necessary to move now. There is no,” he said.

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