Following Manchester United (hereafter Man United), Manchester City (hereafter Man City) is said to have decided to recruit Kim Min-jae.
Italian media Sport Delsud said on the 14th (Korean time), ‘Following Manchester United and Chelsea, Man City is also a club competing to sign Kim Min-jae. Man City are ready to pay the buyout amount for the signing of Kim Min-jae.”
British media team talk also said on the 14th, ‘Man City has overtaken Manchester United and Chelsea in the competition to recruit Kim Min-jae. “Guardiola has targeted Kim Min-jae first,” he said. “Guardiola is aiming to strengthen the defense in the transfer market this summer.” “Man City’s defender Laporte is likely to leave the team after the end of this season, and Man City is in a situation where it is necessary to reinforce the defense. Kim Min-jae is physically strong and has strengths in aerial balls. He has excellent ball handling skills and winning experience. ‘He has everything Guardiola could want in a defender,’ he added.
Italian media Kiss Kiss Napoli also mentioned on the 14th that ‘Man United’s chances of signing Kim Min-jae are higher than Man City’.
Italian media La Repubblica said on the 12th, ‘Kim Min-jae, who is receiving interest from Man Utd, rejected Napoli’s attempt to delete the buy-out clause,’ and pointed out the possibility of Kim Min-jae transferring after the end of this season with a buy-out clause. While there is a buyout clause that allows Kim Min-jae to leave Naples for a transfer fee of around 50 million euros (approximately 72.6 billion won), Napoli has pushed for an increase or deletion of the buyout amount through renewal of the contract with Kim Min-jae.스포츠토토
Kim Min-jae drew attention not only to Manchester United, but also to various Premier League club transfer rumors. On the 5th, England’s Team Talk said, ‘Min-jae is on the list of recruits from Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham. Man City can use Kim Min-jae as a replacement for Laporte,’ he said.
On the 10th, the Italian media Gazzetta Dell’Osport said, ‘Manchester teams are holding an auction for the recruitment of Kim Min-jae. Manchester United has been constantly watching Kim Min-jae, and Guardiola’s Manchester City also wants to sign Kim Min-jae.’ Italian media Napoli Today reported on the 10th that ‘Chelsea is also trying to recruit Kim Min-jae. He also suggested that Koulibaly and Pulisic be traded for Kim Min-jae.”