Napoli’s plan was to send key defender Kim Min-jae and leave key striker Victor Osimen.
Italian media Calcio Napoli 24 reported on the 12th (Korean time), “Adio (meaning ‘farewell’ in Italian), Kim Min-jae heading to Naples and farewell.”
Kim Min-jae, who advanced to the top 5 European leagues for the first time this season, has grown into one of the best defenders in Europe as soon as he transferred. He kept the space behind Napoli with a stable defense in every game, and thanks to Kim Min-jae’s defense, Napoli was able to win the Serie A title this season for the first time in 33 years.
Along with his outstanding performance, big clubs who want to strengthen their defense have started putting Kim Min-jae on their recruiting list.
Manchester United, Liverpool, and Tottenham have already shown interest in signing Kim Min-jae since last winter, and recently, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich have also been linked.
In the midst of this, Napoli also decided to send Kim Min-jae, who is receiving a lot of attention, and instead, it seems that striker Osimen has made a plan in the direction of remaining.
Calcio Napoli 24 noted that “Chairman Aurelio de Laurentis does not want to sell Osimen, but the discussion about Kim Min-jae is different.”
“The Napoli president knows that he cannot oppose Manchester United’s intention to sign. Manchester United is already preparing a transfer market proposal of 58 million euros (84.4 billion won), and the buyout clause will be activated from July 1 to 15. We are waiting for the moment when we can kidnap Kim Min-jae from Naples through .
In fact, Manchester United has already finished preparations for a buyout for Kim Min-jae. News that there is an intention to complete the recruitment early by paying more than the buyout is appearing through local media in the UK.
Napoli is unable to delete the buyout clause included at the time of Kim Min-jae’s contract, and it seems that he will eventually accept Kim’s transfer. 안전놀이터
Meanwhile, despite the buyout clause and Napoli’s waiver, there is a possibility that Kim Min-jae’s transfer to Manchester United may not come through.
In Italy’s leading newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, it was reported that “Min-jae does not seem to have any intention of leaving Naples,” and that despite Manchester United’s huge offer, the player himself could choose to stay in Naples.
In front of a huge offer this summer, many soccer fans are expected to pay attention to which option Kim Min-jae will choose between transferring and remaining.