Reports suggest that Manchester United is on the verge of securing a deal to sign Napoli defender Kim Min-jae for a whopping £56 million. The Red Devils are keen to strengthen their options at centre-back during the summer transfer window, and Min-jae seems to be their top priority.
The South Korean has been in sensational form this season and has played a crucial role in helping Napoli clinch their first scudetto since 1990. Despite Napoli’s desire to keep him, it seems that Min-jae will depart at the end of the season, with a move to Manchester United “practically done.”
While people close to the defender have expressed doubts about the move, it appears that United has identified a house for him to live in, indicating that a deal is close to being clinched. The Red Devils are believed to have offered Min-jae a salary of £7.8 million per season, although they are yet to table an official bid with Napoli.
If the deal goes through, it would be a massive coup for Manchester United, who are also facing the prospect of losing Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof. Lindelof could even be included in the deal for Min-jae, who is expected to cost United his £56 million release clause. This would mean that Napoli would make a profit of £37 million just 12 months after signing him from Fenerbahce.