Kim Min-jae ready to seal Man Utd move when transfer window opens

According to Corriere dello Sport, defender Kim Min-jae of Napoli is prepared to join Manchester United when the summer transfer window opens.

The South Korean international had a fantastic first season in the Italian top division with Napoli, but it appears that he will depart the team at the end of the season.

His contract presently has a foreign release clause worth €58 million. He is getting ready to fly to Manchester United when the transfer market opens, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Giorgio Scalvini, a star for Atalanta, has been chosen by Napoli as his replacement. The defending Serie A champions are willing to pay some of Min-jae’s transfer price to acquire the Italian.

Min-jae would be an outstanding signing

The 26-year-old has been on United’s radar since his time in the Chinese Super League and it now appears they are keen on landing his signature this summer.

Min-jae joined Napoli with a glowing reputation and he has been tremendous for them in Serie A. This season, he has completed an impressive 91 per cent of his passes.

The former Fenerbahce star has also registered 1.6 tackles and 3.6 clearances per game. He has also caught the eye with his strong aerial presence in the box.

Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez have been the first-choice picks for manager Erik ten Hag in central defence but the former has been injury prone.

Min-jae could be seen as a strong competitor. He could eventually become a regular starter. He is in the prime of his career and has excellent ball-playing ability.

In the current transfer market, €58m (£50m) could be seen as a bargain fee for a quality defender of Min-jae’s calibre. He could be a key player for five seasons at least.

United may have to wait until July 1 to sign Min-jae, considering his buy-out clause does not become active until then. The clause will be valid between July 1 to 15.

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