It has been argued that Liverpool may have an advantage in the match for Kim Min-jae.
Italian journalist Luca Cercione told British ‘Sports Witness’ on the 8th (Korean time), “Napoli plans to renew the contract with Kim Min-jae at the end of the season and leave it until June 2028. The salary will also increase significantly. According to the agreement If he fails, he will play for another team, but Liverpool, Manchester United, and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are candidates. Kim Min-jae has a buyout amount, but it is known that clubs that do not participate in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) are advantageous.” told토토사이트
If reporter Chercione is right, Liverpool have the advantage. Man Utd is in the UCL line of sight, and PSG is a regular customer. Liverpool have always advanced, but this year looks difficult. Currently, Liverpool is 8th in the English Premier League (EPL) with 43 points, 13 points behind Manchester United in 4th place. Even considering that there are still 10 games left, it won’t be easy to close the gap.
Recruiting Kim Min-jae is definitely a plus. Kim Min-jae has been playing for Napoli since this season, and with his amazing defense, he was immediately trusted by coach Luciano Spalletti. He made a significant contribution to Napoli’s solo run in Italy Serie A and advancing to the UCL quarterfinals for the first time since its founding. As his performance continued, interest in Kim Min-jae exploded. EPL teams lined up, and Liverpool also participated in the recruitment war.
Looking at the number of centre-backs, it may be difficult to understand why he wants to recruit Kim Min-jae. With Virgil Van Dyke, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomes, it’s not lacking. In detail, Kim Min-jae is definitely needed. Van Dyke is getting older, and Matip, Konate, and Gomez struggle with injuries while taking turns. There were many times when it was not available, so the Liverpool defense had a large range of changes, which led to defensive anxiety.
Kim Min-jae is the right person to secure the rear. England’s ‘The Hard Tackle’ said, “If Liverpool fail to advance to the UCL, chances are high that they will have Kim Min-jae. Liverpool are looking for a new defender to pair with Van Dijk, and according to Cherchione reporters, they will have an advantage. Rafael Varane, “I’m going to face Manchester United, who want to retain Kim Min-jae after Lisandro Martinez, but Liverpool may have the upper hand.”
It is questionable whether Kim Min-jae would prefer a team without a UCL ticket. What is certain is that the war to recruit Kim Min-jae has already begun and will intensify in the summer.