According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United is ‘in the race’ to sign Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae as Erik Ten Hag tries to bolster his backline.
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Kim is poised to transfer to Old Trafford, according to Il Mattino via The Sun, and Manchester United is set to exercise the 26-year-old’s release clause to bring him to the Premier League.
According to the source, Kim is expected to be one of Ten Hag’s first signings of the summer; however, he will not be able to join his probable new colleagues at Carrington right away due to military service in South Korea.
Kim’s release clause is life until the end of July, according to The Guardian, and he has emerged as Manchester United’s ‘priority target’ as they attempt to improve their backline.
Newcastle United is also interested in the central defender, and Manchester United is looking for alternatives in the French market if a deal to sign Kim falls through.
Fabrizio Romano updated his Twitter followers on who the alternative to Kim could be, writing: “Axel Disasi wants Manchester United, as L’Equipe reported — he’s plan B on the French market mentioned today.” Understandably, there is still no definite agreement between Manchester United and AS Monaco — Kim Min-Jae remains the top priority as a central defender.”
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, writer Romano has revealed some new details about Manchester United’s pursuit of Kim this summer.
According to Romano, Napoli is attempting to adjust the release clause, but the club believes it will be difficult, thus the release clause will most likely be less than €50 million.
“He is available in early July, with Manchester United in the running.” Newcastle is interested, but they are not yet attacking the situation.”