Manchester United is close to signing Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae, according to the Italian publication Il Mattino.
The Premier League heavyweights have been connected with the 26-year-old this season, and Il Mattino believes that a deal is ‘practically done,’ with personal terms agreed and a residence provided for him.
According to the source, the South Korean will earn £7.8 million a year at Old Trafford, and the Manchester giants have already reserved a villa for him in the posh Alderley Edge neighborhood.
Il Mattino goes on to say that Manchester United is planning to activate his £57 million release clause. They also intend to include Victor Lindelof in the deal, but Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is just interested in cash.
After a 1-0 win over Bournemouth yesterday, Quality United are on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League next season. To do so, they need one point from the final two games against Chelsea and Fulham.
Qualifying for Europe’s greatest club competition might provide them a significant boost in their summer ambitions. They will benefit financially from their participation, and more high-profile players should be willing to join.
Min-Jae might be one of United’s numerous high-priced additions. The South Korean wonder has been outstanding in his debut season at -Napoli. He was instrumental in their Serie A title-winning run.
Both Lindelof and Harry Maguire have battled to establish themselves as starters at United. The regular starters have been Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez. Lindelof is now filling in for Martinez, who is injured.