Ha Geun-soo Reporter= Kim Min-jae has been named the best defender in Italy. He was recognized for his aggressive defense, stable linkage, and dedication in every game.
The Italian Serie A secretariat announced the best goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and strikers of the 2022-23 season through its official channels on Feb. 2 (KST).
These players were recognized for their performances on the Italian stage this season. Goalkeeper Ivan Provedel (Lazio), who kept a whopping two clean sheets in 37 games, was the winner.
The reason was clear. Kim Min-jae is the only one of the three players to win the EA Sports Player of the Month award for September. He was nominated in March, when he lost out to Hvitsa Kvarachelia. Hernandez only received a nomination in September, while Di Lorenzo was not even nominated.
In midfield, Nicolo Varela (Inter Milan) made the cut. Despite the limitations of his position as a central midfielder, he racked up 13 offensive points (6 goals and 7 assists).
The striker is Victor Osimhen (Napoli). With 25 goals to his name, Osimhen is the top scorer with just one game remaining and is in the running for the Golden Boot.
The defender is Kim Min-jae (Napoli). It’s hard to believe it was his debut season, and he was a key contributor to the Scudetto (Italian Serie A title). He beat out competition from Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli) and Theo Hernandez (AC Milan).
Currently, Kim is receiving offers from all over Europe. There are reports that the buyout could be a bargain, as it would be one of the top 10 먹튀검증 all-time transfer fees for a center back. Recently, he has been linked to Manchester United, who have no other options besides Rafael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.
According to Britain’s The Sun, “Kim has been nicknamed a ‘monster’ and has played a crucial role in Napoli’s rise to the Italian championship. Jose Mourinho even described him as ‘the best player in the world’ ahead of the Napoli game, indicating his excitement for the youngster.” The transfer saga surrounding Kim Min-jae is set to heat up after the end of the season.