The Premier League team is approaching Kim Min-jae (26, Naples). It was natural, as he is performing unrivaledly in Italian Serie A. The outlines of Premier League teams are gradually emerging, and big teams are aiming for Kim Min-jae.
British media ‘HITC’ announced 메이저놀이터 on the 14th (Korean time), “Liverpool or Tottenham are aiming to recruit Kim Min-jae. Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti has rated Kim Min-jae as the world’s best central defender. Manchester United is also interested.”
Kim Min-jae joined Napoli last summer and is showing top-class skills without ups and downs. His fast sprint to compete with his opposition strikers, his excellent defense and, more recently, his precise rear build-up have made him a key player among Napoli’s core.
Napoli is looking to win the championship after 33 years of active performances of ‘freshmen’ including the existing main players and Min-jae Kim. It is an overwhelming lead with an 18-point gap with Inter Milan, second in Italy’s Serie A. Kim Min-jae is looking forward to advancing to the quarterfinals for the first time in the club due to his great success in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League.
He is a key Napoli player, so he is also sensitive to his injuries. Coach Luciano Spalletti let Kim Min-jae play for only 45 minutes before the Champions League group stage match with Liverpool, and recently, when he was concerned about a calf injury, he played for only 76 minutes and gave him a break on the bench.
Spalletti admitted that “Kim Min-jae is truly the best defender in the world. He shows amazing things at least 20 times in a game” and acknowledged it as ‘world class’. A number of Italian legends are also praising Kim Min-jae’s performance.
‘HITC’ also showed great success in Serie A and the Champions League. The media said, “Kim Min-jae caught the eye of Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp in the Champions League. Liverpool showed regret over the four-back line this season. Tottenham also promoted the signing of Kim Min-jae during Jose Mourinho’s days.”
Mention Manchester United here. I quoted Danny Murphy’s remarks, but explained, “Kim Min-jae’s performance is amazing. I heard from someone that Manchester United is watching Kim Min-jae.”
In fact, Manchester United is of great interest to Kim Min-jae. European football expert Fabrizio Romano said, “Manchester United has been scouting Kim Min-jae since October of last year. Recently, we also watched the match against Lazio held in Naples. Kim Min-jae is a central defender that Manchester United is closely watching.”