That’s why they’re not showing much interest in a player with a low price tag. This is Kim Min-jae (Napoli). His buyout clause is £40 million 안전놀이터 ($65.2 billion). Many European clubs were attracted to the player’s low price tag and made a move for him.
Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Liverpool, and Tottenham have been linked to Kim, with Manchester United being the most active. Recently, it was reported that Man City were also interested in Kim.
However, it looks like City have pulled out of the race. It could be because they have a history of attracting only the best and most expensive players in the world, or it could be because United are so aggressive and local media are reporting that the transfer is a done deal.
The point is that City are actively looking for a central defender who is much more expensive than Kim Min-jae.
The main man is Leipzig’s central defender Josko Gvardiol. The 21-year-old has been a revelation for the Croatian national team, especially at the recent World Cup in Qatar 2022. Considered one of the biggest stars of the tournament, Gvardiol has been touted as the next big defender to dominate world soccer. His price tag is speculated to be in excess of €100 million ($142.1 million).
While City are focusing on Gervinho, Kim Min-jae is likely to be a two-way battle between Man United and PSG.
“While Manchester United are in a desperate race to land Kim, PSG are also trying to sign him,” said The Sun. United are ready to pay the £40 million release clause that kicks in on July 1. However, PSG also have Kim on their wish list and have recently held talks with the player’s representatives,” the report said.
As for City, the report added: “City have not completely given up on signing Kim, but Guardiola is their top priority for a central defender. He is Pep Guardiola’s first choice for the position.”