Kim Min-jae (27) Napoli, which has become difficult to catch, is working hard to find a replacement.
Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport said on the 10th (Korean time), “If Min-jae Kim leaves, Napoli, which must prepare for the Champions League, will have to find a replacement.” told
Napoli won their first Serie A title in 33 years. President Aurelio De Laurentiis, who has tasted the Scudetto (a shield pattern meaning winning Serie A), wants to face the next season without leaking key players.
However, the interest of the English Premier League (EPL) big clubs in Kim Min-jae cannot be ignored. Kim Min-jae is exposed to a buyout (transfer permission) clause that can be triggered from July 1 to 15 for 50 to 60 million euros (approximately 72.6 to 87.2 billion won).
For this reason, teams with strong finances such as Manchester United (Man United), Manchester City (Man City), Liverpool, and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are aiming for Kim Min-jae. Immediately, reports emerged that Manchester United would offer an annual salary of more than 6 million euros (approximately 8.7 billion won).
It is known that Kim Min-jae is currently receiving 2.5 million euros (approximately 3.6 billion won) after tax. Even if Napoli can match up to 3.5 million euros (approximately 5.1 billion won), it is not enough to stop English clubs, whose starting point is a double salary.
According to this media, there are about four replacements for Kim Min-jae that Napoli is looking for. First of all, Napoli’s favorite replacement is Italian prospect Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta).
Scalvini went through the Italian age group and was also selected for the adult national team. He is 194 cm and 87 kg, possessing Kim Min-jae’s physical condition (190 cm, 88 kg) and technique. However, due to his young age (born in 2003), he lacks experience and is contracted until 2027, so it is expected to cost a considerable transfer fee. 메이저사이트
Scalvini also showed a little respect for Kim Min-jae. During an interview with this media last November, when asked about Napoli’s key players, he said, “Stanislav Lobotka, Hvitza Kvarachhelia, Victor Osimen?” He showed a sense of emphasizing the importance of defenders.