Manchester United will reportedly offer Kim Min-jae a €6-7 million-a-year deal while scheduling a new round of talks.
According to reputed Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Manchester United will soon hold fresh talks to sign Kim Min-jae. In addition, the Red Devils are ready to table a deal worth €6-7 million per season to the 26-year-old. He has a release clause of €60 million in his contract with Napoli.
Kim Min-jae spent most of his professional career away from the limelight, as he never represented a well-known club. But after a short stint with Fenerbahce, his star soared last year. And the South Korean international has seen his stock skyrocket following a memorable debut campaign with Napoli.
The 26-year-old was arguably the best defender in the Serie A as Napoli won the elusive Scudetto. And Kim was a fixture at the back this season, turning out 45 times across all competitions. And the player’s progress has captured the attention of several high-profile clubs, including Manchester United.
That Kim has a release clause of €60 million in his Napoli contract makes him an appealing prospect. Napoli cannot do anything to stop him if a suitor turns his head. And recent reports have claimed that Manchester United will trigger the clause to prise him away from the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
The Red Devils are financially capable enough to pay €60 million and secure Kim’s services. And they have scheduled a new round of talks to inch closer to landing the 26-year-old. Meanwhile, Manchester United will offer the player a €6-7 million-a-year contract to tempt him to move to Old Trafford.
So the Premier League heavyweights are pressing ahead with their pursuit of the South Korean international. Offering Kim €6-7 million-a-year wages might also be a masterstroke, considering he earns significantly less than that at Napoli. But it will be interesting to see if Manchester United can make more progress after the latest round of discussions.
Manchester United will likely shell out €60 million to secure Kim’s services in the summer transfer window. And with widespread reports claiming that the 26-year-old wants to move to Old Trafford, a summer deal should see the light of day.