‘Kim Min-jae signing GG hit’…”400 million a week? We don’t have that much money!”→Imminent departure to Munich in fact

Newcastle United have effectively given up on the race to sign Kim Min-Jae.

Last season, Kim proved his worth in Serie A. He established himself as Napoli’s first-choice center back in his first season with the club and helped lead them to their first league title in 33 years. He went on to be named Serie A’s best defender and best team.안전놀이터

His performances in Italy, the home of defense, were enough to attract interest from big clubs, with Manchester United among them. According to European soccer transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, the Red Devils even sent a scout to Napoli to observe Kim, and a move to Manchester seemed closer than ever.

However, Kim has recently moved closer to joining Bayern Munich. The Bavarians were able to convince the player with a more substantial offer and a higher price tag than United. Santi Auna, who works for the French outlet Foot Mercato, said on Friday, “Kim is on Munich’s list. There have been talks since last week. The player himself is open to a move to Munich.”

Reports of Munich’s pursuit of Kim continued. “The agreement between Kim Min-jae and Munich is almost complete. His transfer is now just a matter of time,” and two days later, Romano said, “Nothing has changed. Munich are the frontrunners for Kim Min-jae and the deal is almost complete. This week will be crucial,” claiming that Kim’s move to Munich is on track.

The details of the transfer fee and salary are also slowly taking shape. According to Florian Plettenberg of German outlet Sky Sports, Kim’s transfer fee is expected to be €50 million (approximately $71 billion). Plettenberg also added that Kim will earn between €10 million and €12 million per year in Munich.

In fact, a move to Munich is imminent. Kim, who is currently undergoing basic military training in South Korea, will likely receive a formal offer on July 1, when his buyout is triggered, and a medical in early July, when his training ends.

While a move to Munich seems likely, one of the most likely contenders has been Newcastle. After receiving capital from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund in the second half of the 2020-21 season, the Magpies are set to compete in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) next season and needed to bolster their squad. They were in need of another center back to strengthen their first-choice center back combination of Sven Bode and Fabian Schurrle, and had set their sights on Kim Min-jae.

However, Newcastle have now effectively withdrawn from the race to sign Kim. According to Newcastle publication ‘The Mac’, the Magpies are not in a position to offer Kim a big salary. “The Spanish outlet said that Newcastle had offered Kim a weekly wage of £240,000 (approximately $399.5 million), but as we all know, Newcastle are not in a position to pay anyone that much,” the publication said, citing Spanish outlet El País.

“Kim is still expected to sign for Munich, and while no one knows what will happen in the future, it’s ridiculous to make up stories that it’s a no-brainer to pay that amount for Kim at this point.” Newcastle have already ceded the initiative in their pursuit of Kim to Munich.

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