Manchester United’s plans to sign Kim Min-jae have come to an end.
“The Red Devils are set to withdraw from the race to sign Kim Min-jae,” the British publication Football Insider reported on March 23.메이저사이트
United signed Maguire in 2019. It was the highest transfer fee for a defender at the time. Initially, he wasn’t bad. He made his presence felt with flashes of brilliance and was handed the captain’s armband.
However, Maguire gradually went downhill. His form declined and he was criticized for performing below expectations.
This led to him being labeled as one of United’s worst 11 and worst signings of all time, and he has been touted as a top priority for the upcoming summer.
United’s plan for next season’s defense is to fill the defensive void left by Maguire’s departure with Kim Min-jae, who has more than adapted to and conquered the European stage.
Kim joined Napoli from Fenerbahçe ahead of the season and has been a revelation. He didn’t need to adapt.
He immediately became a monster defensive presence, dominating the Italian scene and making his mark on the European stage.
Suddenly, his stock shot up as he won the Serie A’s best defender award after helping Napoli reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League and win the Italian Serie A title for the first time in 33 years.
United were diligent in their pursuit of Kim in the summer transfer window. There was a condition. Get rid of Maguire.
United planned to use the money from the sale of Maguire to sign Kim. However, it didn’t go so smoothly.
While they hesitated, interest from big clubs grew, and United pulled out of the race.
It appears that the German giants Bayern Munich are the favorites to win the battle for Kim.
Kim Min-jae’s move to Bayern Munich is gaining momentum, with specific contract terms and salary being discussed.