Initially, Napoli wanted to remove the buyout clause or adjust the price, but according to Italy’s La Repubblica, Kim Min-jae’s camp had already repeatedly told Napoli no to removing the buyout clause. It also appears that the clause itself was strongly desired by the player’s camp.
Manchester United and Newcastle United were among the teams that wanted Kim. United were reportedly looking for a top-class defender who could compete with the likes of Lisandro Martinez and Rafael Varane. They have identified Kim Min-Jae as their best option and are reportedly willing to pay a buyout.
Transfer market expert Rudi Galletti said on the 13th, “United have held several talks with Kim Min-jae’s agent in recent weeks. The negotiations are now clearly at an advanced stage.” Because of this, United appeared to be in the driving seat and, barring any major changes, 안전놀이터 the deal was very likely to go through.
Kim is currently undergoing three weeks of basic military training after returning to South Korea. The buyout itself is triggered in July, so it was expected that discussions about a move to United would only begin once he had completed his training. In the meantime, however, Munich has emerged as the next destination.