The buyout for Kim Min-jae (26) has already been paid, meaning the player can be signed without the other club’s consent after negotiations.
German media outlet Kicker published comments from former Beijing Guoan coach and current SL Benfica head coach Roger Schmid on Sunday, who praised Kim. “He’s a really good central defender,” Schmidt said.
The media outlet, which is considered a trusted source in Germany, 메이저사이트 highlighted Kim as he is on the verge of joining the country’s most prestigious club, FC Bayern Munich.
In his last season at SSC Napoli, Kim was named Serie A’s best defender and helped lead the club to its first league title in 33 years. Napoli were understandably unwilling to sell him, but a buyout clause of around 50 million euros ($71.2 million) left them helpless.
However, the delay in the official transfer to Munich raised concerns among South Korean fans. However, Kicker reassured them. “Kim Min-jae’s buyout has already been triggered,” the media outlet said. “It won’t be long before Kim joins Munich’s Asia tour, which is scheduled to start on July 24,” he added.