Manchester United were extremely close to signing Kim Min-Jae, the Serie A Defender of the Season, but in the end, they messed up big time.
As per today’s version of Corriere dello Sport (news image provided below), at the end of the league campaign, after enjoying the last Scudetto party, Kim reached an agreement with Man Utd.
Moreover, his agents also informally informed Italian champions, Napoli, about the decision to move to Old Trafford.
However, the deal was then slowed down due to Man United’s ‘corporate problems’ and the likes of Newcastle, Man City and Bayern Munich jumped in.
Now, the German champions are close to luring the 26-year-old defender and they are waiting to pay the 50 million euros required to get the signing done.
Once Kim’s military service in South Korea is complete, he will travel to complete his move with the Bavarians, much to the despair of the Red Devils supporters.
The World Cup 2022 player was one of the best central defenders in the world last season and he would have been a top signing for Erik ten Hag.
Now, because of Man Utd’s internal issues, they are losing a brilliant defender, without whom Napoli would not have won the Serie A.
50 million euros for such a fantastic player is a massive bargain but Bayern Munich will be the one to take advantage of the clause which will be active in the first fifteen days of July.
In your opinion, who should Erik ten Hag sign to strengthen the backline at Old Trafford?