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15 Facts You Must Know About Kim Min-Jae (Soccer Player)


Here are 15 things you must know about Kim Min-Jae, the soccer player:

  • He was born on 15 November 1996 in Tongyeong, South Korea.
  • He is a centre-back who plays for Serie A club Napoli and the South Korea national team.
  • He joined Napoli on 27 July 2022 for a fee of €18.05 million from Fenerbahçe.
  • His contract with Napoli includes an exit clause of 45 million euros, which will apply exclusively to foreign clubs from summer 2024 on.
  • He wears jersey number 3 for Napoli and has scored two goals in 35 appearances so far.
  • He made his professional debut with Gyeongju KHNP in the Korea National League in 2016.
  • He moved to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in 2017 and won the K League 1 title twice with them.
  • He transferred to Beijing Guoan in 2019 and played 45 games for them in the Chinese Super League.
  • He signed for Fenerbahçe in 2021 and helped them finish second in the Süper Lig.
  • He made his international debut for South Korea on 31 August 2017 against Iran.
  • He has earned 49 caps and scored three goals for his country as of March 2023.
  • He was part of the South Korean team that won the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games, which exempted him from mandatory military service.
  • He also won the EAFF Championship with South Korea in 2019.
  • He was named the K League Rookie of the Year in 2017 and the K League Team of the Year in 2018.
  • He used to play as a centre forward when he was in elementary school.

Is Kim Min-Jae Going To Manchester United?

According to the news reports, Kim Min-jae is very close to joining Manchester United this summer. The Napoli defender has a release clause of 45 million euros that will be activated in July and United are in contact with his agents. However, Kim Min-jae has some doubts about the move and Napoli would prefer a cash deal rather than a swap with Victor Lindelof. Manchester United are looking for a new centre-back to partner Raphael Varane and see Kim Min-jae as their main target.

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