Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti praised Kim Min-jae.

On the 13th (Korean time), transfer market expert Fabricio Romano reported Spalletti’s mention of Kim Min-jae through his SNS. Spalletti said, “Kim Min-jae is the best center back in the world at the moment. He shows amazing things at least 20 times per game. He can reach the opponent’s penalty box with the ball in 5 seconds.”

Kim Min-jae left Beijing Guoan (China) last summer and set foot on the European stage for the first time. After moving to Turkiye’s prestigious club Fenerbahçe, he quickly took up the starting lineup. As Kim Min-jae showed impressive performance throughout the season, many teams showed interest. Eventually, after one year of joining Fenerbahce, he moved to a new team.

The destination was Naples. Napoli was looking for a replacement for Kalidou Koulibaly, who left for Chelsea last summer, and succeeded in embracing Kim Min-jae, whom he had been eyeing for a long time. Kim Min-jae has also established himself as a key member in Naples. He has made 25 appearances in Italian Serie A to date and has been reliably guarding the back. 

Currently, Napoli lead the Serie A with 68 points. Thanks to Kim Min-jae’s performance, he is ranked first with 16 goals in 26 games. The difference between them and Inter Milan in second place is 18 points. If Napoli maintains the performance they have shown so far, they can bring the Scudetto 33 years after the 1989-90 season.  스마일 토토

Due to his impressive performance, Kim Min-jae’s value rose vertically. Before Kim Min-jae moved to Naples, his ransom was around 14 million euros (approximately 19.7 billion won) according to the soccer statistics media’Transfer Markt’. However, the current market value of Kim Min-jae is 35 million euros (approximately 48.6 billion won), about 2.5 times higher than then.

It is also being linked with several teams. Manchester United and Newcastle United are being discussed. Kim Min-jae has a contract with Napoli until the summer of 2025. He also has an option for a two-year extension. It is also known that there is a buyout clause. It is estimated to be around 50 million euros (about 70.2 billion won) limited to overseas clubs. 

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