Man United in the battle to sign 26-year-old Serie A centre-back

Man United, Tottenham and Fulham are interested in signing Kim Min-Jae from Napoli. Following Koulibaly’s move to Chelsea in the summer, Napoli broke the bank to bring South Korea international to Italy from Fenerbahce. And Min-Jae has made a relentless transition while keeping his team at the top of Serie A.

His standout displays at the back have inspired Napoli to an unbeaten start to their Serie A season. And teams like Tottenham, Man United, and Fulham are expected to knock on the door to explore a possible move.


Man United are also monitoring the progress of Kim, and Erik ten Hag has felt the need for another defender at Old Trafford. Lisandro Martinez has been superb since his arrival from Ajax. But uncertainty is looming over the future of Maguire, who has seen fallen down the pecking order. And Maguire might leave Man United in the summer.

The Red Devils will assess various options. But they are unlikely to raid Napoli in winter, and a summer transfer looks more likely, given their heavy spending in the last transfer window.

The South Korean defender’s game-reading ability has been on point, and his aerial ability should help him to dominate matches in the English top flight with ease. But Napoli might not fancy selling the 26-year-old centre-back, especially if they stay on top of Serie A.