Bayern Munich Finalize Numbers of Kim Min-Jae Deal

As has been clear for a while, Kim Min-Jae will move to Bayern Munich, but the final figures of the deal had yet to be ironed out. His release clause was variable and depended on the revenue of the buyers. The Bavarians will ultimately pay €58M to Napoli, Il Mattino reports.

The defender will earn €7M plus add-ons, tripling his current wages. The transfer will become official by July 15th, but likely much sooner once he finishes the mandatory military service in South Korea. He’ll replace Lucas Hernandez, who will join PSG. The Partenopei had spent €20M to sign him from Fenerbahce last summer. The Bundesliga giants bested Manchester United.

Napoli are hard at work to find a replacement for Kim Min-Jae. Giorgio Scalvini is one of their favorite options. However, he recently extended his contract with Atalanta, which increases his valuation, his agent Tullio Tinto told Tuttomercatoweb. The latest additions to their wish list are Leeds United’s Robin Koch and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Ko Itakura, Gianluca Di Marzio reports.

Moreover, the Azzurri have extensively scouted Real Sociedad’s Robin Le Normand and are assessing Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konaté and Wolverhampton’s Max Kilman, Corriere dello Sport informs.

Our Take on the Substitute for Kim Min-Jae

Napoli have been linked to a host of names, which means that the right one likely hasn’t emerged yet. As was the case for the South Korean, their creativity shouldn’t be underestimated. The profile of what they are looking for is clear. Even though their coffers will be full, overly expensive targets can probably be ruled out.

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