Manchester UTD are reportedly keeping interest in Napoli defender Man-Jae Kim.
Manchester UTD are ready to pay £13 million for Napoli defender Man-Jae Kim. United are ready to pay more than Kim’s release clause in order to sign one of Napoli’s Serie A stars. The South Korean international has been a regular in Luciano Spalletti’s title-winning squad. He reportedly has a £40 million release clause, and United is prepared to offer £53 million to close the deal.
Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez of Manchester United have both suffered long-term injuries. On the other hand, Harry Maguire has struggled for game time under Erik ten Hag. Last season, the 26-year-old joined Napoli from Fenerbache to replace Chelsea-bound Kalidou Koulibaly, and he has excelled in Serie A.
Manchester UTD READY to pay £13M fir Kim
United are willing to pay £13 million more than Jae’s release clause to sign one of Napoli’s Serie A stars.
Napoli blew away their rivals to win the Italian league with five games to spare.
Erik ten Hag is now looking to bring in some of that title-winning flair by bringing in Napoli star defender Kim.
According to Corriere dello Sport, the 26-year-old has a £40 million release clause that foreign clubs can activate this summer.
However, in order to secure the deal, the South Korean United are said to be willing to pay £53 million, which is £13 million more than is required.
United is reportedly hoping that this will persuade Napoli to sell to them rather than their rivals.
Long-term injuries to Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane in the run-up to the season have highlighted United’s lack of depth at the back.
Instead of playing as his usual left-back, Luke Shaw is now being under pressure to play as a backup CB.
Club captain Harry Maguire could be on his way out in the summer as Ten Hag looks to bolster his options in order to reclaim United’s place at the top of the English game.
Kim, a South Korean, has played in 33 games this season, scoring twice.
Following his move from Fenerbache last summer, Kim has helped to marshal the meanest defense in Italy’s top flight, with 17 clean sheets and only 23 goals conceded.
United have also kept an eye on Victor Osimhen, who will undoubtedly have a number of suitors following his title-winning exploits, which have seen him top the goalscoring charts with 23 goals.