England’s Manchester United staked their lives on recruiting ‘monster’ Kim Min-jae (27, Naples). The rumor of Kim Min-jae’s transfer to Manchester United is getting hotter.
Man Utd News,온라인카지노 which mainly deals with Man Utd news, said on the 12th (Korean time), “Man Utd has been closely observing Korean national team defender Kim Min-jae. We are prepared to pay billions of won.” Recently, news is pouring in that Manchester United is trying to recruit Kim Min-jae. Besides, it seems to be actively moving. Italy’s Tutomercatoweb and England’s Football 365 argued that Manchester United would like to complete the recruitment within the next month before the competition to recruit Kim Min-jae intensifies. According to British Tribal Football, Man Utd contacted Kim Min-jae right after the World Cup in Qatar last year. That’s how sincere they are about recruiting.
They see Kim Min-jae as the right person to relieve Manchester United’s defensive anxiety. Man UTD News explained, “When he moved to Naples from Fenerbahce (Turkey) last summer, Kim Min-jae was close to an unknown player. However, he showed world-class skills in Naples and attracted a lot of attention.” Kim Min-jae is evaluated as the best center back in Europe beyond Serie A. He has put up great performances all season. He appeared in 33 league games, showing off an impregnable defense in every game, leading Napoli to the Serie A title. Napoli reached the top of the league 33 years after the 1989-90 season, when club legend Diego Maradona played an active part. I couldn’t help but praise Kim Min-jae. Whoscored.com, a European football statistics media, also gave Kim Min-jae the highest season rating of 7.10 among Serie A center backs. He averaged 1.6 tackles per game, 3.6 clearances, and a pass success rate of 90.8%. The media praised him, “Kim Min-jae has shown his strength in physical and aerial balls. Therefore, Kim Min-jae has all the conditions to succeed in the Premier League.” On this day, Eurosport also praised “Kim Min-jae, Victor Osimen, and Hvita Kvarachhelia as the best signings of Napoli general manager Cristiano Giuntoli.”
Manchester United’s defensive insecurity is quite serious. He has world class Rafael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, but has injury issues. French defender Varane has suffered from frequent injuries throughout his career. He has played only 21 league games this season as well. Argentine defender Martinez is also out due to a long-term injury. It is a big injury that can affect until next season. It is known that Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, and Phil Jones, who were pushed out of the competition for starting positions, will leave the team this summer. Even the number of centre-backs may be lacking. This is why Manchester United is betting their life and death on the recruitment of Kim Min-jae.
Manchester United manager Eric Tenhagh (left). /AFPBBNews=News1
Kim Min-jae warming up before the game. /Photo = Naples SNS
In addition, Kim Min-jae has been linked with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. That’s why it’s important for Man United to win a ticket to the European Champions League. Recruiting Kim Min-jae can be advantageous. Currently, Manchester United is in 4th place in the league (63 points), but is fiercely pursued by ‘rival’ 5th place Liverpool (62 points). We need to get as many points as possible in the remaining 4 games. Fortunately for Manchester United, we have 3 home games ahead. Manchester United recorded an overwhelming record of 12 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at home this season. ManUTD News emphasized, “Italian media claim that Manchester United are the frontrunners in signing Kim Min-jae, but in our opinion, advancing to the Champions League is a prerequisite for signing Kim Min-jae.”
As the recruitment competition heats up, Napoli is also looking for a replacement for Kim Min-jae. According to the media, Napoli are aiming for Atalanta defender Giorgio Scalvini in the same league. He is of Italian nationality and is a 20-year-old young defender. However, he has been active as a starting member, appearing in 28 league matches this season. He is 194 cm tall and has a solid physique and is famous for his tough defense. His dribbling and passing abilities are also evaluated as good. If Napoli succeeds in recruiting a new defender, the transfer of Kim Min-jae can also gain momentum.
British soccer media 90MIN said, “Kim Min-jae said he would stay, but Napoli admitted that he could sell him. After moving from Fenerbahce (Turkiye) to Naples, Kim Min-jae presented himself as the world’s best center back, and numerous big players such as Manchester United and Liverpool. The club is interested,” he said. “If Napoli receives an offer exceeding 60 million euros in connection with the transfer of Kim Min-jae, it will be difficult to refuse.” Napoli are also linked with Konstantinos Mavropanos, who is active in Stuttgart, Germany. He is a defender of Greek nationality and also has a good physique, standing 194cm tall. He plays a defense full of fighting spirit, appearing in 26 league games this season and collecting 7 yellow cards.