Man City has entered the race to sign Napoli central defender Kim Min-Jae, according to latest reports in The Sun. Pep Guardiola’s side is set to rival Man United, Liverpool, and Tottenham in the race to sign the $45 million rated defender.
Man City chasing Man United and Liverpool transfer target
Kim Min-Jae has been one of the standout performers in a special season for Napoli. However, he could be set to depart the club in the summer, as he has a $45 million release clause in his current deal. Napoli is braced for bids this summer for the 26-year-old, who is nicknamed ‘The Monster’.
According to reports, City have been long-time admirers of the defender, and have been monitoring his progression since moving to Serie A in a $20 million deal last summer. Guardiola is prepared to allow Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake to leave this summer in order to finance the deal.
However, Man United has been the front-runners for the South Korean’s signature, and closely monitored the 26-year-old throughout the World Cup.