Expectations are rising for ‘monster’ Kim Min-jae.
Germany’s ‘Rahn’ reported on April 24 (KST), “Bayern Munich is close to signing Kim Min-jae. He will be the perfect replacement for Luca Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard.”
“Today, Kim is one of the most complete defenders in the world who will improve Munich on and off the field. Statistics show that he is not only a good replacement for Fabar and Hernandez, but he will be an upgrade in many ways.”
The first stat the media highlighted was passing success rate. Kim (92%) was higher than Pavard (90%), Hernandez (91%), and Dayo Upamecano (92%). Next is speed. According to the media, Kim had a top speed of 34.2 km/h in the UEFA Champions League (UCL). He outpaced Upamecano (34 km/h), Hernandez (33.4 km/h), and Pavar (32.9 km/h). “The ‘monster’ (Kim Min-jae) will be a real support for Munich,” raved Lan.
This season, Napoli have made history with rising stars like Kim Min-jae, Victor Osimhen, Hvitsa Kvarachelia, and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa. They won the Scudetto (Italian Serie A title) 33 years after their last title in the Diego Maradona era in 1989-90.
Among them, Kim Min-jae was by far the best. He fulfilled the crucial task of replacing Kalidou Koulibaly, who was the best center back in the league. Under coach Luciano Spalletti, he was a stalwart in the Napoli goal with his stubborn defense, reliable link-up play, and dedication every game.
He even swept the individual awards. In September of last year, he was named Player of the Month by the Italian Serie A secretariat. 토토사이트 This award is usually reserved for attackers. At the end of the season, he was also named Defender of the Year. Kim won both trophies and individual awards.
At the end of the season, transfer rumors started. Manchester United were the first to approach, with ‘Football Italia’ reporting that “United are on the verge of signing Kim Min-jae if they pay a buyout. According to ‘Il Matino,’ the deal is basically done. Kim Min-jae is considered a done deal and has agreed to a salary of £9 million per year,” claiming that he is on his way to United.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), who seemed to have dropped out of the race, also weighed in. “PSG are looking for an outstanding center back and have put everything on the line for Kim Min-jae,” said French publication Foote 01. Despite the departure of coach Christophe Galtier, the management is still working on the transfer market. President Luis Campos is going all out for a new center back,” referring to the possibility of signing Kim Min-jae.
Munich were the last to jump in. “The Bavarians are looking to bolster their defense and Italian Serie A’s top defender Kim Min-jae could be a possible replacement for Hernandez,” said the German ‘kicker’. The Bavarians have had their first meeting with Kim and the talks are going very well.”