“There is no need to make a fuss about Kim Min-jae going out.”
Is it sincere? It was the evaluation of Napoli’s legend, Mauro Milanese. Kim Min-jae is one of the best defenders this season. Napoli won the thrilling league championship trophy in 33 years. It is the third time Napoli has won the championship since the 1986-1987 season and the 1989-1990 season when the ‘legend’ Diego Maradona was active. At the center was Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae, the first Korean to win the Scudetto, played an active role throughout the season as the core of the team. When ‘Legend’ Koulibaly left for Chelsea, Kim Min-jae, who was recruited as a substitute, quickly became the center of the team without any adaptation period. In September of last year, Kim Min-jae was selected as the Serie A Player of the Month. Kim Min-jae was the first Asian national player to be selected as the Serie A Player of the Month, which was awarded from the 2019-2020 season.
With Kim Min-jae taking the center stage, Napoli recorded the fewest goals in the league this season. In particular, in the aggressive Luciano Spalletti style, Kim Min-jae achieved amazing results with aggressive defense. A relay of praise from legends such as Fabio Cannavaro and Alexandro Costacurta followed. He performed fantastically, to the point of being debated as the world’s best centre-back beyond Italy. It is even mentioned in the best 11 of all time in Naples. Unsurprisingly, he was also nominated for the Serie A Team of the Year this season. The award is likely.
Of course, love calls from big clubs continue. While Manchester United is the most active, Newcastle, Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are keeping an eye on Kim Min-jae. Forbes, an American economic magazine, published an article titled ‘Man Utd’s target is Kim Min-jae this summer’s bargain sale’. Forbes said, ‘Kim Min-jae’s buyout amount is about the 10th of all English Premier League center back transfer fees, but considering Kim Min-jae’s value, it will be a good deal.’ “Kim Min-jae is good at competing in the air and knows how to intercept the ball. He also has the passing ability to build up,’ he said. ‘Kim Min-jae is entering his prime as a defender. He needs little time to adjust to the English stage. He even received military service benefits. “It’s not risky to sign him,” he said.토토사이트
Napoli wants to catch Kim Min-jae, but it’s a difficult situation. Because of the buyout clause. Kim Min-jae inserted a buyout when he joined Napoli last summer. Arenanapoli said, ‘Kim Min-jae’s contract has a buyout clause that allows him to leave Napoli this summer. For Chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, it is a very real risk.” “Kim Min-jae can freely leave the club by exercising his option for two weeks from July 1st to 15th (only overseas). Kim Min-jae has a contract until 2025,” he said. “The buyout amount varies from 45 million to 60 million euros. The price is linked to the parameters of the buyer’s turnover,’ he said.
Given the rising value of Kim Min-jae, the current buyout amount doesn’t look that great. This is why Naples is regretful. Milanese seems to think differently. On the 18th (Korean time), he appeared on Radio Punto Nuovo Show and mentioned Kim Min-jae’s future. Milanese said, “I would sell Kim Min-jae and make money. His position has excellent players that can be purchased at half the price.” Milanese boasted, but there are few players in the world who can play the role of Kim Min-jae. That half-price transfer fee makes no sense.