Is Kim Min-jae (26) leaving Italian Serie A Napoli?
Italy’s Tuttosport reported on the 12th (Korean time) that Napoli are eyeing Senegalese defender Evan Ndica (23, Eintracht Frankfurt) to replace Kim Min-jae, who may leave next summer.
Kim Min-jae joined Napoli from Fenerbahce (Turkiye) in July. Kim Min-jae has emerged as one of the best defenders in Serie A and Europe by erasing the name of Kalidou Koulibaly, who seemed irreplaceable from the start of the season.
Kim Min-jae also appeared on the World Cup stage when he joined the Korean national soccer team led by coach Paulo Bento. Although Kim Min-jae could not show 100% of his skills due to a calf injury, interest from big clubs such as Manchester United, Tottenham and Real Madrid is pouring in.
Kim Min-jae signed a 3+2 year contract with Napoli. However, between July 1st and 15th next summer, if an overseas club other than Italy wants Kim Min-jae, the contract included a clause in the buyout. Napoli is trying to get rid of this buyout clause and renew the contract with Kim Min-jae. However, at the same time, he saw that he could lose Kim Min-jae and decided on a replacement. 메이저사이트
Ndika moved to Frankfurt from French Ligue 1 side Auxerre in 2018. He is a defender who is good at aerial competition based on his height of 192 cm. A left-footed center back, Ndika is known to have high speed despite her tall height like Kim Min-jae.
Ndika is a defender who is targeting Arsenal as well as Tottenham. As the contract expires next summer, there seems to be no problem with the transfer. Attention is focusing on whether Kim Min-jae will leave Naples after a year.