Newcastle, backed by ‘oil money’, are keen on signing Kim Min-jae

Newcastle have also been linked with a move for Napoli defender Kim Min-jae (27).

“Newcastle have decided to join the race for Napoli defender Kim Min-jae, who is also interested in Manchester United,” said Spanish outlet Todo Pichajes, adding that “Newcastle are now leading the race for Kim Min-jae”.토토사이트

Transfer market pundit Fabrizio Romano also backed the report. “Newcastle and Man United are interested in Kim Min-jae. Discussions will begin in earnest in July when the buyout clause is triggered.”

He played a key role in Napoli’s first Scudetto (Serie A title) in 33 years. In his first season in Serie A, he was named one of the best defenders. He quickly led the team to the top of the table without any adjustment period. He was competitive not only in the league but also in the UEFA Champions League. No wonder so many teams are interested in him.

The buyout (minimum transfer fee) was set below the market value. Kim Min-jae’s buyout clause is said to be £40 million (approximately $65 billion). This is a great opportunity to get a top defender at a relatively low price.

Man United, where Park Ji-sung (formerly the technical director of Jeonbuk Hyundai) used to work, have consistently expressed interest in Kim Min-jae. They haven’t made a concrete offer, but it’s clear that they have him on their list. Other big European clubs are also keeping an eye on Kim.

Newcastle have also entered the fray. Newcastle finished fourth in the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-2023 season. Backed by Saudi Arabia’s deep pockets, they qualified for the Champions League for the first time in 21 years. The club is planning to rebuild to compete in the Champions League. This includes the signing of Kim Min-jae. “It’s clear why Newcastle want to sign Kim,” said Pichajes. “We are preparing for a major rebuild to bring the team to the level of the Champions League. The central defence is the area we are most concerned about.”

Kim’s buyout clause will be triggered for two weeks, from 1 July to 15 July, when the summer transfer window opens. A decision on Kim’s transfer is expected to be made during that time.

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