Manchester United will pay a buyout for Kim Min-jae. However, there are doubts about the timing.
Marco Conterio, editor-in-chief of Italy’s Tuto Mercato, said on the 10th, “Negotiations between Manchester United and Kim Min-jae have progressed. I want to do it. Man United have been in touch since the World Cup and it is the first target (coming summer).”
Kim Min-jae has grown into a top-notch center back in just one season. Kim Min-jae became a key player eight months after moving to Naples. Min-jae Kim is highly trusted by coach Luciano Spalletti, having played in all but one of Napoli’s matches this season. Kim Min-jae also contributed to the scudetto after 33 years of the team and was praised for his net exhaustive recruitment.
Initially, Kim Min-jae’s buyout is known to be 48 to 50 million euros (approximately 64.2 to 67 billion won). Napoli recognized the value and potential of Kim Min-jae early and inserted a ‘buyout’. The buyout is the amount decided by Napoli and Kim Min-jae at the time of transfer. However, there is a buyout trigger condition. This condition is activated only for overseas clubs from July 1st to 15th.스포츠토토
Here comes the chaos. Minjae Kim’s buyout will be triggered from July 1st to 15th. However, Conterio has stated that he wants to finalize the signing within 15 June. Some predicted that Manchester United could offer a recruitment fund exceeding her buyout amount in June in order to quickly recruit Kim Min-jae.
Also, the timing of the transfer is questionable. Kim Min-jae will board a plane to Korea immediately after the final league match against Sampdoria scheduled for June 4th. He entered the country on June 5 and has friendly matches against Mallorca scheduled for the 8th and 10th. Afterwards, Kim Min-jae will undergo military training for three weeks. Therefore, even if a verbal agreement is possible before June 15, as Conterio mentioned, it is difficult to expect the negotiations to be completed.
In the meantime, rumors of Kim Min-jae’s transfer continued to emerge. However, it is worth paying attention to the comments made by journalists such as Editor-in-Chief Conterio Tuto Mercato, who are highly regarded for his public confidence. However, it is necessary to keep an eye on the situation because the British media mainly reports about Kim Min-jae’s transfer rumors in the form of citations.