“Man Utd could have to offer twice as much as they did for Kim Min-jae” Romanovic…
“Man Utd still have a chance to sign Kim Min-jae”.
“Bayern Munich and Kim Min-jae are set to finalize a deal,” European soccer transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano said on his channel on April 18, adding, “Kim Min-jae will sign a five-year contract with Bayern Munich. Although he hasn’t signed yet, he will accept the offer from Bayern Munich.”
In the meantime, Kim has received interest from big European clubs.
“Kim has agreed a move to Manchester United, who will pay a €60 million ($82.5 billion) buyout in July,” Football 365 reported on July 14, citing Martino.
“By accepting United’s offer, Kim will earn £9 million ($14.5 billion) a year,” the report continued.
Therefore, his weekly salary will be around £170,000 ($280 million).
In the meantime, Kim has received a lot of love and attention from United.
According to Calcio Mercato, “United are close to signing Kim Min-jae. “United have been in talks with Kim’s agent for two months. They have offered a salary of 7 million euros (9.8 billion won).” The specific buyout (minimum transfer fee) was also revealed. According to the publication, Kim’s buyout is €60 million ($83.8 billion). United is ready to pay it.
Kim had one of his best seasons with Napoli in Serie A. Napoli won the Scudetto (Serie A title) for the first time in 33 years in the 2022-2023 season. Kim was named the best defender in his debut season in Serie A. He was recognized as the best defender in Italy, the home of the defense known as the catenaccio.
Big clubs had him on their watch lists, with Manchester United continuing to show interest in him. It was also reported that Kim was positive about joining United. They even finalized a personal agreement. “Management and Kim’s representatives met at Old Trafford (United’s home stadium) and reached a personal agreement,” ESPN reported.
He can also wear the number 3 on his back. Kim had previously worn the number 4 for his national team. However, he wore the number 3 during his time with Jeonbuk Hyundai, Fenerbahçe, and Napoli. Eric Bailly (Marseille) is the first player to wear the number 3. According to the British Express, “Kim Min-jae will wear the dream number three at United. United are looking to sell Bai in the summer transfer window. Bai’s back number was 3. If Bai leaves, Kim Min-jae could be given the number 3.”
Football Italia applauded Kim, saying, “Kim Min-jae has been one of the best players of the season,” and that “no one would have expected him to become an even bigger legend than Koulibaly in less than a year.”
Kim has had his fair share of personal accomplishments as well. In September last year, he made history by becoming the first Asian player to win the Serie A Player of the Month award, and in October, he was named the Italian Footballers’ Association’s Player of the Month. He was also named to the Serie A Team of the Year by EA SPOTRS FIFA.
Kim was also named Serie A’s best defender, beating out teammate and captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), who were both shortlisted in the top three, to become the league’s best defender in his debut season. He is also the first Asian player to do so.
Naturally, he was inundated with offers, and it was only a matter of time before he moved on. Among them, Man United emerged as a potential destination. According to European soccer transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Red Devils have been monitoring Kim since last year, sending scouts to watch him, and have identified him as their number one target.
There was even talk that Kim’s move to United was a foregone conclusion.
However, there is new news. Bayern Munich is interested in Kim Min-jae.
“The name of Kim Min-jae is on the Bayern Munich transfer list,” Florian Platenberg, a journalist who is well versed in Bayern Munich news, said on his channel on Friday.
Platenberg, who works for Sky Sports Germany, is a dedicated Bayern Munich reporter.
“It has been confirmed that Kim Min-jae’s name is on Munich’s list,” Platenberg said. “He has an interesting profile and there have been discussions within the club.”
“The Bavarians have been informed about the terms of the contract, but it hasn’t developed yet,” he said, adding that “the next step is up to Luca Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard.”
European transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano also raised the possibility of Kim Min-jae joining Bayern on his channel.
“It is clear that Kim Min-jae is of great interest to Man United. However, nothing has been decided,” he said, adding, “A new name has emerged. Bayern Munich is the main player.”
“As reported by Foot Mercato, Bayern are interested in Kim Min-jae as one of their new center-back options,” he continued, “The race is on.”
Kim joined Serie A Napoli from Jeonbuk Hyundai, then China-Turkiye, with a transfer fee of £15 million ($25 billion).
As a result, Kim is now a favorite to join Bayern Munich.
In particular, the Bavarians have reportedly offered Kim a five-year contract with an annual salary of €10 million ($14 billion).메이저사이트
Of course, it’s unlikely that United will be able to outbid the Bavarians. The Red Devils reportedly wanted to sign Kim for less than $10 billion in the first place. United would have to nearly double their original offer to outbid Munich.
In particular, Romano said, “Bayern Munich is the leader in the race for Kim Min-jae. United have also expressed interest in him, but nothing has been agreed,” Romano said, explaining that the negotiations between the two sides were very abstract.