According to Corriere dello Sport, Napoli defender Kim Min-jae has something ‘more than a promise’ with Manchester United.
The 26-year-old joined Napoli from Fenerbahce last summer and had a fantastic season at the heart of their defense.
The South Korean played an important role in Napoli’s first league title in three decades, but he is expected to leave the club at the beginning of next month.
Min-jae’s contract currently has a €60 million foreign release clause that might be activated during the first 15 days of July.
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According to Corriere dello Sport, Min-jae has something ‘more than a promise’ with United, although Bayern Munich also heavily linked.
Manchester United are still in the race to sign Min-jae Lee, but Bayern Munich has joined the competition.
Corriere dello Sport claims that Manchester United are in command. The club, in our opinion, still has time to persuade the center-back to join them.
United has the chance to reopen discussions with his agent about a potential transfer before his buy-out clause goes effective on July 1.
The club’s top priorities are a striker and a midfielder. Right now, a central defender is not a top priority. United might lose out on Min-jae if they take this attitude.
Bayern have got the upper hand by offering a large fee, but the Red Devils have the financial resources to match his representative’s demands.
Whether or not Erik ten Hag will have support from the club’s hierarchy is the key question.
Min-jae would be a fantastic addition to the Red Devils. Last season, he averaged 73 passes per Serie A game with a 91% accuracy rate.