Manchester United appears to be on the verge of completing a deal for Kim Min-Jae, according to a report from Il Mattino through Sport Witness, who claims that the club will pay his release clause and that the player has approved terms.
Is Kim Min-Jae on his way to Manchester United?
This season, the defender has been in excellent form for Napoli, appearing in 35 Serie A games and contributing two goals and two assists. Despite the fact that this is only his first season in Italy, he has already established himself as an integral component of the first squad and helped his team win the league title.
Despite having to adjust to a new nation, Kim has shown no indications of giving up. In fact, among those in the Men’s ‘Top Five’ large leagues, he has ranked as one of the finest in his position. His ability with the ball at his feet is obvious, with the center-back ranking in the top ten percent for pass completion rate (90.2%) and 4.81 progressive passes per 90 in the 88th percentile. It means he excels at playing out from the back, a skill essential in Erik Ten Hag’s defense.
He might fit in nicely with the Manchester United team, and it appears like a deal to send him to the Premier League is nearly complete. The Red Devils have agreed to pay his 60 million Euro (or £51 million) release clause, according to a report from Naples-based outlet Il Mattino, via Sport Witness. According to this source, the player has also approved personal conditions, thus the only thing left to do is finalize the contract when the clause becomes operative in July.
“From July 1st, he will be at Manchester United, who will pay the 60 million clause,” according to their claim.
When is Kim Min-jae’s contract set to expire?
The defender’s current contract expires in 2025, thus his departure after only one season at Napoli would be a blow to the club. When you consider how well esteemed he is, it’s clear that the Italians will be upset if he leaves the team.
Former player Park Ji-Sung, for example, has praised Kim, calling him an “extraordinary” talent based on his performances in Serie A.
Kim appears to be on his way to becoming a Manchester United player, which would be a great addition to their backline.