If it weren’t for a buyout clause, Napoli’s Kim Min-jae (27) could be sold for more than €90 million, according to an analysis.
Luca Cercione, a journalist for Tutti-Albar, wrote in Sport Italia on June 26 (KST) about the value of Kim Min-jae with Napoli, who won their first title in 33 years.
“There are many Napoli players who will be forever grateful to Luciano Spalletti,” said Cercione, “and in terms of price, we can mention Kim Min-jae. He joined Napoli last summer for €20 million and now he will not be sold for less than €50 million.”
Kim joined Napoli from Fenerbahçe (Turkkiye) in July last year. He was initially linked with a move to Stade Rennes (France), but Napoli 메이저사이트 managed to hijack the deal after Spalletti actively courted him.
Kim has been a top target this summer not only for Manchester United, but also for other big European clubs such as Manchester City, Newcastle United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich.
These clubs have been aggressively pursuing Kim as they believe his buyout clause is ridiculously low considering he is considered one of the best defenders in the world. Manchester United are believed to be the frontrunners in the race for Kim, with an offer of 9 million euros (about 12.8 billion won).
“If there was no buyout clause, Kim would have been worth 90 million euros (about 12.8 billion won),” Chercione claimed. The British program “90min” also claimed that “Kim Min-jae is worth a ransom of 100 million euros (approximately KRW 142.2 billion)”.
Although this is not an official figure, it shows that Kim is one of the best defenders in the world, and that his participation in the Champions League is an important condition for his transfer.