By Kim Jong-guk] Manchester United (Man Utd) has reportedly won the race to sign Kim Min-jae, who has been the subject of various transfer rumors.
The British Evening Standard reported on the 30th (KST), “Manchester United has agreed a deal with Napoli to transfer Kim Min-jae. Napoli have accepted United’s offer of £50 million (approximately $82 billion) for Kim Min-jae. ‘United have already agreed personal terms with Kim Min-jae,’ the club said, adding: ‘Kim Min-jae will be United’s first signing of the summer transfer window. He will fly to Manchester next week to finalize the deal.
Kim reportedly has a buyout clause that runs for two weeks starting in July, allowing him to leave Napoli with a buyout clause of around 50 million euros ($708 million).
Kim Min-jae has been the subject of various transfer rumors. The British Express reported on Aug. 28, “Kim’s move to Man United has been 메이저사이트 thrown into doubt by the emergence of a Premier League rival. Napoli are preparing to offer a bigger fee for the player and United could be hi-jacked. United boss Louis van Gaal has said that the player he wants to sign could move to Newcastle.
United have been heavily linked with a move for Kim Min-jae. Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport reported on July 25, “Kim Min-jae has already been sold to Man United. United will pay Kim’s buyout clause, which kicks in in July. Kim will wait for the buyout clause to be triggered before leaving for Manchester. The Sun predicted that United would not even allow competition for Kim, saying, “United are desperate to finalize the signing of Kim before the buyout clause is triggered”. Italian media outlet Il Matino also reported that ‘United have agreed to pay Kim a salary of €9 million ($12.8 billion) and will pay Napoli €65 million ($923 million) in transfer fees’.
The Premier League’s summer transfer window opens on June 14. Napoli will play their final Serie A game of the 2022-23 season against Sampdoria on April 4, and Kim will be absent due to accumulating cautions. The match against Bologna on Nov. 28 is expected to be his last for Napoli. United, who are in the FA Cup final, will play their final game of the season against Manchester City on May 3. Kim Min-jae is expected to join Man United shortly after Napoli’s final game of the season.