Napoli Newcomer Reaping Rewards of Transfer Decision

Napoli newcomer Min-Jae Kim played a vital role in Napoli’s 2-1 comeback win over Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico, scoring his side’s first goal before Khvicha Kvaratskhelia put up a Man of the Match performance to hand Luciano Spalletti all three points.

The South Korean defender has seamlessly transitioned into Italian football, already notching in two goals in five appearances so far. As mentioned by Calciomercato, Kim has taken very little time to enter the hearts of the Napoli fans, win over the gaffer, and make Kalidou Koulibaly a thing of the past.

The Partenopei struck gold with the signing of the former Fenerbahce man by activating the €19.5M clause inserted in his Turkish contract. However, the Partenopei were sidelined by two clubs early in the transfer race, with French outfit Rennes virtually sealing the deal with him for five hours and Juventus strongly linked to his signature, having followed him for two years.

Napoli won the fray thanks to the will of Kim to sign for them, as he had already made up his mind to play in the sky-blue colors under Spalletti. He agreed to a three-year contract with a €45M release clause, but just for foreign teams, which will come into effect in 2024.

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