Napoli Transfer News: Kim Min-Jae, a defender for Napoli, allegedly has agreed to go to Manchester United this summer. The South Koreans were reportedly encouraged to join the Red Devils by third parties. It seems like Erik ten Hag will make his first signing of the summer as soon as the final aspects of a contract are worked out.
The 26-year-old Kim has been a crucial cog for Luciano Spalletti’s squad this season, earning praise as one of the league’s top defenders. He’s been on the pitch for his team 43 times throughout all competitions, where he’s contributed to 20 clean sheets. The central defender has also helped out with four goals.
The South Korean, who stands at 6 feet 3 inches, is a master of one-on-one defence and has impressive strength and quickness for his size. As a defender, he can use either foot well. This season has been outstanding for him. Kim replaced Kalidou Koulibaly after being acquired from Fenerbahce for €18.5 million last summer.
Napoli Transfer News: Update on the future of Kim Min-Jae
Corriere dello Sport reports that Napoli would consider bids for Kim in the range of €60 million (£53.3 million). At the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, his contract has two more years to go.
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Ten Hag is ready to continue rebuilding his team, which is why Manchester United is interested in Kim. United are likely to be active buyers and sellers during the summer transfer window. Harry Maguire’s future is in doubt since he hasn’t gotten much playing time under Ten Hag. Throughout the season, there have been rumblings that his future is elsewhere than Old Trafford.
Midfielder Alexis Mac Allister is expected to depart Brighton & Hove Albion at the conclusion of the current campaign. In 36 appearances across all competitions, the Argentine has been in outstanding form, scoring 12 goals and dishing out two assists.