‘Monster’ Kim Min-jae (Napoli)’s transfer to Manchester United is burning hot again.
Rumors of a transfer to Manchester United circulated throughout this season, and it seemed to slow down for a while, but after Kim Min-jae’s great success in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL), he raised his head again. Many foreign media reported on the rumors of Kim Min-jae’s transfer to Manchester United. It’s almost like an established fact.
Along with the news that Napoli is increasing the buyout to prevent Kim Min-jae’s transfer, it is steadily being transmitted.
In this situation, Spain’s ‘Fichajes’ said on the 24th (Korean time), “Korea’s central defender Kim Min-jae is evaluated as the best defender in Europe this season. Kim Min-jae and Amir Rahmani have become the most reliable center-back duo in UCL토토사이트. .Man Utd wants Kim Min-jae, and Napoli are pushing for a buyout increase with the goal of not losing Kim Min-jae.”
And this media presented a slightly different analysis than other media. The general view was that if Minjae Kim went to Manchester United, he would have no choice but to start as a sub. Kim Min-jae cannot be reborn as a starter right away, and he has to go through a period of adaptation as part of the rotation.
There is no doubt that there is no reason not to do so. This is because Manchester United has a world-class center back duo called ‘Cheol Ongseong’. The duo of Rafael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.
Baran is called the world’s ‘No.1’ center back. He experienced four European champions, including three consecutive UCL titles while at Real Madrid, and won the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Even after moving to Manchester United from Real Madrid in 2021, he continues to reign as an undisputed main player.
Lisandro Martinez is also one of the best defenders in the world. He changed from AAX to the Manchester United uniform in 2022, and is responsible for solid defense as the main player in Manchester United. Martinez also has the experience of winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. There were many analyzes that even Kim Min-jae was likely to be pushed back as long as this iron fortress endured.
However, ‘Fichajes’ had a different perspective.
The media said, “Man Utd is preparing a new central defender space away from Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof. Man Utd sees Kim Min-jae as a player who can compete with Baran and Martinez. We will start competing for an equal spot. Kim Min-jae will come to Manchester United to do that.”
It is an analysis that is not easily accepted by the general idea. However, when Min-jae Kim first entered Naples, almost all local media analyzed that Min-jae Kim was insufficient as a replacement for Kalidou Koulibaly, who was the ‘King of Naples’, and that Koulibaly’s vacancy would be felt, and that Min-jae Kim needed a period of adaptation.
And now everyone reports like this. “No one expected Minjae Kim to surpass Koulibaly.”