Chelsea proposed a trade to secure Kim Min-jae (SSC Napoli) from Manchester United.
The British media ‘Cut Offside’ reported on the 14th (Korean time), “Chelsea has proposed two players to Napoli to sign Man Utd’s target Kim Min-jae.”토토사이트
Kim Min-jae is the key to defending Napoli, the Serie A champion in the 2022/23 season. Kim Min-jae, who led Naples to victory by guarding the back door, became one of the best defenders in Europe.
Kim Min-jae’s performance immediately drew attention from the big clubs in Europe, including Manchester United. They want to secure Min-jae Kim, even if they have to pay more than 50 million euros (approximately 70 billion won) to buy out Kim Min-jae.
While Manchester United, a prestigious Premier League player, is currently dominating the race to recruit Kim Min-jae, Chelsea has delivered a proposal to trade Kim Min-jae with two players, including Koulibaly from Naples.
The media said, “According to journalist Ignazio Genoardi, Manchester United are leading the race to sign Kim Min-jae at the end of the season,” and “Chelsea, however, have recently offered Kalidou Koulibaly and Christian Pulisic to Napoli for Kim Min-jae.” told
“Chelsea and Manchester United both need to sign central defenders at the end of the season, and Kim Min-jae will be a great signing for both clubs,” he added.
“It remains to be seen if Napoli are ready to sell their best defender, but Chelsea’s offer is certainly tempting and United have the resources to offer a lucrative deal.”
Koulibaly, who spent eight years at Napoli before moving to Chelsea last summer, was one of the best defenders in Europe beyond Serie A at the time.
When Koulibaly headed to the Premier League, Napoli brought in Kim Min-jae, who played for Fenerbahce, as a replacement, but the futures of the two players were sharply divided.
Kim Min-jae, who entered Naples as a substitute for Koulibaly, quickly became a top-notch defender in Serie A, not only erasing his longing for Koulibaly, but also playing a key role in Napoli’s victory.
Conversely, Koulibaly is considered one of the Premier League’s worst signings this season, having failed to adapt to Chelsea and English football and has been below expectations.
Attention is focusing on whether a bizarre scene will emerge when Napoli, which judged that it could not protect Kim Min-jae, accepted the Chelsea offer and chose club legend Koulibaly as a substitute for Kim Min-jae.