Kim Min-jae’s agent has rubbished rumours that the defender has already agreed to join Manchester United after a successful maiden campaign with SSC Napoli.
The South Korean international joined Napoli in the summer of 2022 for a reported €18m, and has gone on to become one of the better defenders in Serie A.
In his first season in Naples, Kim has been the key member of a league-best defence which has conceded just 25 league goals, and helped his team win their first Scudetto since 1990.
The defender’s form has, as expected, led to rumours about his long-term future in Naples. 90min recently reported that Napoli may have accepted they have to sell the player, and would find it difficult to turn down offers in the excess of €60m.
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Manchester United have been one of the clubs linked with making a lucrative offer for Kim and reports in Italy have even claimed the Red Devils have already agreed a deal to sign the centre-back this summer.
However, speaking to Star News, the player’s agent has dismissed claims that the United move is already agreed.
“The transfer to Manchester United is not true,” Kim’s representative said. “Currently, Kim Min-jae is focusing on finishing the season.
“In the case of the English Premier League, the qualification to the Champions League or the final standings have not been decided. There is no need to move.”
The Red Devils aren’t the only club who have been eyeing up a potential move for Kim, as Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain have also recently sent scouts to check out the talented defender.
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