Manchester United are reportedly prepared to spend £53 million to sign Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae, who could replace Harry Maguire next season.
Maguire is currently the captain and center-back of Man United, but he has spent much of this season cheering on his teammates from the bench. Is Maguire leaving Man Utd this 2023 summer?Despite coach Ten Hag publicly supporting the English international, there are reports that the Red Devils are willing to sell Maguire this summer and recoup some of the £80 million they paid Leicester in 2019.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirms that Manchester United is pursuing Kim in the uncertain future of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof. He is one of the most important Man Utd transfer targets this summer. Meanwhile, the duo of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez are injured and need someone to supplement the center-back position.
In that case, United would almost certainly want to bring in a new center-back to compensate for Maguire’s departure. According to the Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Man United is willing to spend €60 million (£53 million) to activate the release clause in Kim Min-Jae’s contract.
Min-Jae has just become the first Korean player to win the Serie A championship with Napoli. In the history of the top 5 European championships, this 26-year-old center-back is the second Korean player to win after Park Ji-sung (MU). Kim left a strong impression in his first year playing in Serie A and helped Napoli win the championship after a 33-year wait.
Kim’s luggage to Europe includes an impressive height (1.9m), the muscular build of a classic center-back, impressive defensive skills, and the ability to read the game. The nickname “Monster” was given to Kim by fans thanks to his impressive dueling and aerial abilities. Naples spent €18 million to bring Kim to play in the summer of 2022, and now they have the opportunity to earn three times the amount they spent.
Coach Spalletti is the one who helped raise Kim’s level at Napoli. The Italian strategist helped Kim improve his ability to predict, contribute to the style of play, and improve his football mindset. Infogol statistics show that Kim has made 2,520 passes in Serie A since the start of the season, with an accuracy rate of 91%. On average, the Korean player makes 81 passes per game.
Thriving with Napoli in both Serie A and the Champions League, Kim was ranked among the top 10 best center-backs in the world by Four Four Two magazine alongside Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, and Ruben Dias. This is a recognition of Kim’s talent. Whether Kim will be Man Utd transfer news today live done deal 2023? Only time will answer.
Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker commented: “Varane is prone to injury, so MU needs someone to compete with him. He will also be a signing that helps promote a good image like Kaoru Mitoma of the Japanese national team.”
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