An unexpected report has emerged suggesting that Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) left Napoli for money.

“Walter Di Maggio spoke to Radio Goal and emphasized that Kim Min-jae did not leave Napoli because of a buyout clause,” Area Napoli reported on Nov. 11 (KST).

After joining Napoli last season from Jeonbuk Hyundai, China, and Turkiye, Kim Min-jae was recognized as a top player. Since his move to Europe, Kim has excelled and developed into one of the best defenders in Europe.

He has everything a modern center-back should have, from his ability to compete and drive the ball forward to his ability to cover wide spaces and his build-up skills.

Kim joined Napoli in the 2022-2023 season and won the Serie A title in his first season with the club.

It was the first league title in 33 years, since the 1989-1990 season when Diego Maradona led the team. Kim started 35 of Napoli’s 38 league games, 온라인카지노 leading them to the title as their starting center back.

The defensive-minded Italians also recognized Kim.

At the end of the season, Kim was named Serie A’s best defender. He is the first Asian player to be named the best defender in Serie A, even if you expand the scope to include Korea and Asia.

Kim, who was also a key defender at Napoli before moving to Bayern Munich, where he helped the club win its first league title in 33 years, was ranked 22nd in the Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player.

He was the highest-ranked defender on the list, ahead of Qatar 2022 World Cup star Josuco Gbardiol and Manchester City core center-back Nemanja Neves. After his move to Bayern Munich, he beat out Matthias Der Licht and Dayo Upamecano to become Tuchel’s ‘one pick’. The UK’s The Guardian ranked him 37th on their list of the 100 best male soccer players in the world in 2023. Sports Kida ranked Kim number one in their “Top 5 Best Center Backs in the World 2023” list.

“Gone are the days when center backs only defend. In modern football, in addition to solid defense, center backs need to participate in the buildup, bring fluidity and creativity. Kim Min-jae contributes greatly in these areas.” The International Federation of Fundamental Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) ranked Kim as the center of the back three in its 2023 World Best 11. As such, he was arguably the best performing defender in the world in 2023.

In the end, Kim made the move to Bayern Munich for €50 million ($72.1 billion) and is still playing at the top of his game. Notably, €50 million was reportedly the buyout amount for his transfer to Bayern Munich.

A buyout is an amount of money paid to a player’s club by the club that wants the player so that the player is free to move to another club.

If Bayern Munich had triggered Kim’s buyout clause in the process of signing him, Napoli would have had a hard time holding on to him.

Di Maggio said, “Kim did not leave Napoli because of the buyout clause. Don’t believe anyone who tells you this. He asked for more money and the club didn’t want to pay him. The buyout clause story is bullshit,” he claimed.

“Coach Luciano Spalletti could not stand the decisions of president Aurelio De Laurentiis for some time and finally decided to leave Napoli,” he added.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich announced the signing of Dier on their official website on Wednesday. The deal is a half-season loan until June 30, with an option to trigger a full transfer clause and sign a one-year contract. He will wear the number 15 shirt. Dier, who made his debut for Sporting Lisbon, has been with Tottenham since 2014. He and Son have been teammates for 10 years, since Son joined Spurs in 2015, and now he’s joined by another South Korean international, Kim Min-jae. Dyer, 실시간 바카라사이트 who can play both defensive midfield and center back, will be both a competitor and collaborator for Kim in Munich. This is Bayern Munich’s second signing of the offseason, following the addition of Tottenham striker Harry Kane. “Dyer’s ability and experience will be a great addition to the club, both on and off the pitch,” said Munich sporting director Christoph Proint. “I’ve wanted to play for a big club like Munich since I was a kid, and with this move, I’ve realized my dream,” Dyer said on joining the club. “I’ve seen a lot of changes since I first arrived at Tottenham. It’s definitely been a journey.”

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