It seems that Naples is deeply in love with Korea.
Napoli have risen to the top of Serie A this season. It is the third time Napoli has won the championship since the 1986-1987 season and the 1989-1990 season when the ‘legend’ Diego Maradona was active. At the center was Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae wrote a new history of Korean soccer. He was the first Korean to win the Scudetto. In the past, Ahn Jung-hwan played for Perugia and Lee Seung-woo played for Hellas Verona, but they were far from winning. From the first year of his entry, Kim Min-jae took the starting position with fantastic performances, and even won the championship.
Kim Min-jae played a big role as the core of the team throughout the season. When Kalidou Koulibaly, who was the team’s center back until last season, left for Chelsea in the English Premier League, Napoli recruited Kim Min-jae, who played for Türkiye Fenerbahce, to fill the void. There was no adaptation period for the monster who entered the big league for the first time. He was very active from the beginning of the season and quickly became the center of the team. In September of last year, Kim Min-jae was selected as the Serie A Player of the Month. Kim Min-jae was the first Asian national player to be selected as the Serie A Player of the Month, which was awarded from the 2019-2020 season.
With Kim Min-jae taking the center stage, Napoli recorded the fewest goals in the league this season. In particular, in the aggressive Luciano Spalletti style, Kim Min-jae achieved amazing results with aggressive defense. A relay of praise from legends such as Fabio Cannavaro and Alexandro Costacurta followed. He performed fantastically, to the point of being debated as the best centre-back in the world beyond Italy. It is even mentioned in the best 11 of all time in Naples. He is regarded as one of the best centre-backs this season along with Der Mili Tang and Ruben Dias. He was, of course, nominated for the Serie A Team of the Year this season. The award is likely.
Of course, love calls from big clubs continue. While Manchester United is the most active, Newcastle, Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are keeping an eye on Kim Min-jae. Forbes, an American economic magazine, published an article titled ‘Man Utd’s target is Kim Min-jae this summer’s bargain sale’. Forbes said, ‘Kim Min-jae’s buyout amount is about the 10th of all English Premier League center back transfer fees, but considering Kim Min-jae’s value, it will be a good deal.’ “Kim Min-jae is good at competing in the air and knows how to intercept the ball. He also has the passing ability to build up,’ he said. ‘Kim Min-jae is entering his prime as a defender. He needs little time to adjust to the English stage. He even received military service benefits. “It’s not risky to sign him,” he said.
Napoli wants to catch Kim Min-jae, but it’s a difficult situation. Because of the buyout clause. Kim Min-jae inserted a buyout when he joined Napoli last summer. Arenanapoli said, ‘Kim Min-jae’s contract has a buyout clause that allows him to leave Napoli this summer. ‘A very real risk to President Aurelio De Laurentiis,’ he said. “Kim Min-jae can freely leave the club by exercising his option for two weeks from July 1st to 15th (only overseas). Kim Min-jae has a contract until 2025,” he said. “The buyout amount varies from 45 million to 60 million euros. The price is linked to the parameters of the buyer’s turnover,’ he said.
Napoli started looking for a replacement for Kim Min-jae. Surprisingly, a Korean player is being mentioned as a candidate. Seongnam FC defender Kim Ji-soo. On the 23rd (Korean time), Naples Calcio Live said, ‘Kim Ji-soo can be an ideal substitute’. “Kim Ji-soo is young and cheap, and above all, physically very similar to Kim Min-jae,” he said.
Kim Ji-soo received an official offer from Brentford. <Sports Chosun Exclusive Report> Brentford is expressing its intention to send Seongnam as well as a buyout. Kim Ji-soo is considered the present and future of Korean soccer. He has an overwhelming physical body of 1m92-84kg and even has a soccer sense. He boasts various strengths such as excellent physical fighting and one-on-one ability. He hit his professional stage as a high school student last year. He ran the ground as Seongnam’s first semi-professional player. Although he is young, he received applause for his passionate performance.
He also participated in the recent U-20 World Cup. He showed off his skills in the match against France. Kim Ji-soo also received interest from Bayern Munich and Sporting Lisbon. Napoli is also interested, and Kim Ji-soo is clearly confirming that he is the future of Korean soccer defense.
In addition to Kim Ji-soo,메이저사이트 Naples is also linked to Lee Kang-in of ‘Golden Boy’ and Hwang In-bum of ‘The Crown Prince’.