I also fell in love with ‘Devil’s Talent’… “Kim Min-jae? The world’s 3rd and 4th best center backs”
Antonio Cassano, who was called a bad boy in the soccer world, highly praised Kim Min-jae.
According to a Napoli source, ‘Area Napoli’ reported on the 14th, Cassano said, “Is Kim Min-jae the world’s best centre-back? Currently, Munich’s main centre-backs are Dayot Upamecano and Mathais de Ligt.
Born in Italy, Cassano played for Real Madrid and AS Roma and was evaluated as an all-time talent. However, his insincere attitude prevented him from reaching his full potential. Eventually he ended his playing career with Elas Verona in 2017.
Kim Min-jae left Beijing Guoan (China)먹튀검증 ahead of last season and entered the European stage. Joining Turkiye’s Fenerbahçe, he quickly developed a presence. Kim Min-jae, who took over as the starting pitcher, attracted the attention of many teams with his impressive performances. In the end, he moved to Napoli after a year at Fenerbahçe.
At the time, Napoli were in need of a replacement as they had sent Kalidou Koulibaly to Chelsea. So, I brought Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae is proving that Napoli’s choice was right. He is also showing outstanding performance as a key center back in Italian Serie A, one of the top 5 European leagues.
Kim Min-jae has played in 25 Italian Serie A matches so far and is firmly guarding the back of Napoli. Thanks to this, Napoli is in first place with 16 goals conceded in 26 matches. In addition, they are leading the Serie A with 68 points. It is challenging to win the championship for the first time in 33 years since the 1989-90 season.
Naturally, the value of Kim Min-jae skyrocketed. Before moving to Naples, Kim Min-jae was worth 14 million euros (approximately 19.6 billion won) according to the football statistics media ‘Transfer Markt’. However, the current market value of Kim Min-jae is 35 million euros (approximately 49.1 billion won), about 2.5 times higher than then. He has also been linked with several teams including Manchester United.
Napoli is expected to go out to protect Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae has a contract with Napoli until the summer of 2025. There is reportedly a buyout within his contract. It is estimated to be around 50 million euros (about 70.2 billion won) limited to overseas clubs. Currently, Napoli is considering deleting or increasing this emission allowance clause while pursuing a renewal contract.