Manchester City plots a late move for Kim Min-jae, with Bayern Munich, the current front runners for the South Korean.
According to Football Insider, Manchester City could hijack Bayern Munich’s move for Kim Min-jae.
Pep Guardiola wants a new defender in the summer, and they could add the South Korean to their list despite the Napoli star being close to joining the Bundesliga giants.
There have been conflicting information regarding the South Korean’s next destination, with Bayern Munich seeming very close to signing him for his release clause.
Many clubs have shown an interest and gone sideways despite the South Korean carrying a modest release clause of about £50 million.
Manchester United were the early pacesetters, with reports emerging they had already offered an important contract to tempt Kim Min-jae.Embed from Getty Images
Old Trafford seemed like the ideal destination for the South Korean for a long time, but Bayern’s entry into the chase complicated the chase beyond repair.
Pep Guardiola remains searching for a new central defender ahead of the new season and may see a move for Kim Min-jae as the ideal scenario.
Leipzig want around £100 million to let the Croatian leave, and compared to Kim Min-jae’s modest £50 million release clause, they may have turned their attention.
One way to do this deal is by offering Napoli more money than Kim Mim-jae’s release clause and getting an agreement in place.
That’s a scenario for Manchester City and Bayern, which could make the chase all the more interesting for the £53,000-a-week Serie A winner.