A surprising report came out that the reason Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) left Naples was to make money.
Area Napoli reported on the 11th (Korean time) that “Walter Di Maggio emphasized in an interview with Radio Goal that Kim Min-jae did not leave Naples because of the buyout clause.”
Kim Min-jae, who joined Naples last season after playing at Jeonbuk Hyundai, China, and Turkye, was recognized as the best player.
Kim Min-jae, who showed outstanding ability after moving to Europe, developed into a top European defender.
He was evaluated as having everything a modern center back should have, including excellent competition ability 토토사이트
the ability to drive the ball forward, the ability to cover large spaces with defense, and build-up skills.
Kim Min-jae, who joined Naples in the 2022-2023 season
experienced the Serie A championship in his first season after his transfer.
It is significant as it is the first league championship in 33 years since the 1989-1990 season when Diego Maradona led the team.
Kim Min-jae played in 35 of 38 league games and led Napoli to the league championship as the starting center back.
Italy, which values defense, also recognized Kim Min-jae.
Kim Min-jae was selected as the best defender in Serie A after the season ended.
Kim Min-jae is the first Asian player to be selected as the best defender in Serie A
even if the scope is expanded not only to Korea but also to Asia.
Kim Min-jae, who played as a key defender at Napoli before moving to Bayern Munich and led the team to its first league title in 33 years
was selected 22nd at the Ballon d’Or award ceremony
which selects the world’s best player.
He was ranked the highest among defenders
beating out 2022 Qatar World Cup star Joshko Gvardiol and key Manchester City center back Ruben Neves.
After transferring to Bayern Munich, he became coach Tuchel’s ‘one pick’, pushing out both Matthias de Ligt and Dayoufa Meccano.
The British Guardian, which watched Minjae Kim’s performance, ranked him 37th among the 100 best male soccer players in the world in 2023.
Sports Kida selected Kim Min-jae as first place when selecting the “2023 World’s Best Center Back TOP 5.”
Sports Kida commented, “The days when center backs only play defense are over. In modern soccer, in addition to solid defense
center backs must participate in build-up and bring fluidity and creativity. Kim Min-jae is contributing greatly in this respect.” .
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) selected Kim Min-jae as the center of the back three in the 2023 World Best 11.
As such, it is safe to say that Kim Min-jae is the best defender in the world in 2023.
In the end, Kim Min-jae headed to Bayern Munich for a transfer fee of 50 million euros (72.1 billion won) and is still performing at his best.
In particular, it was reported that the buyout amount at the time of the transfer to Bayern Munich was 50 million euros.
A buyout is an amount paid by a club that wants a player to his/her team so that the player can freely transfer to another club.
If Bayern Munich had activated Kim Min-jae’s buyout clause in the process of recruiting him
Napoli would have had a hard time keeping Kim Min-jae.
Di Maggio said, “Kim Min-jae did not leave Napoli because of the buyout clause. Don’t believe anyone who tells you this.
Kim Min-jae asked for more money and the club didn’t want to give him the money. The buyout clause story is nonsense. “Everything,” he claimed.
He also explained, “Coach Luciano Spalletti could not stand President Aurelio De Laurentiis’ decision for a while and eventually decided to leave Naples.”
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich announced the news of Dier’s recruitment through its official website on the 12th
He is on loan for half a season until June 30, and can later sign a one-year contract by activating the full transfer clause. His jersey number is 15.
Dier, who debuted at Sporting Lisbon, has played for Tottenham since 2014. Son Heung-min has been working with Tottenham for 10 years since joining Tottenham in 2015
but now he is sharing a meal with Kim Min-jae, another Korean national team player. Dier, who can play both defensive midfielder and center back
is expected to become Kim Min-jae’s competitor and collaborator in Munich.
As a result, Bayern Munich recruited Tottenham’s leading striker Harry Kane this season and also brought in Dier during the season.
Dier’s abilities and experience will be of great help to the club both on and off the pitch,” said Munich sporting director Christoph Freund.
Dier said, “Ever since I was young, I wanted to play for a big club like Munich. “With this transfer
I have achieved my dream,” he said about joining the team.
He also said through the Tottenham club, “I have experienced a lot of changes since I first arrived at Tottenham.
It was a really solid trip,” he said.