- Jan 9, 2015
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Fenerbahce signed him for just 3M last year, while Napoli payed 18M this summer for Kim.Fulvio Marrucco, an agent and intermediary in the deal that brought Kim Min-Jae to Napoli, revealed that the Partenopei had the chance to sign the Korean defender earlier than they did.
The 25-year-old centre back has been a key figure under Luciano Spalletti this season, being the perfect replacement for their talismanic defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who left for Chelsea. Kim has appeared in all but one of Napoli’s games so far this season and looked confident and calm at the back, being defensively solid and consistent.
Speaking to Radio CRC, Marrucco detailed how Napoli had the opportunity to pick up Kim before he made the move to Fenerbahce last year.
“I proposed him some time ago, but then no negotiations were undertaken. It was the time when many players wanted to leave China because salaries had been lowered, so many players would have liked to move.
“Among them was Kim, whom I proposed to Napoli, but at the time Napoli were sufficiently organised at the back. At the moment I think that beyond everything that is being discussed in this wonderful period, the key point is the contract of Cristiano Giuntoli.”
Since his arrival at Napoli, the 25-year-old Kim has shone, averaging 1.38 tackles per 90 minutes, 1.38 blocks per 90 and 1.88 interceptions per 90. He signed a three-year deal with Napoli that contains an option for an extra two years.
I would hate seeing him go to Juve, I really do. For me he is one of the best midfielders in the world and I can't be a fan of someone who plays for a club like that.
100% they dont go for him. This is a classic rube news propaganda to steer angry fans away from the current level of horrible football and feed these Piedmonte orks with a signing of Serie A most expensive midfielder. They have hands full trying to figure out how to finance Allegri sack and new incoming coach team's multi million contracts.I would hate seeing him go to Juve, I really do. For me he is one of the best midfielders in the world and I can't be a fan of someone who plays for a club like that.
Interesting to see how this going to develop. I hope he plays a good WC so he will end up at Real or maybe Bayern? Don't see him going to City, PSG and def don't want him to go to Juve.
Ffs we should be all over him if we had any money to spend.
At least he`s not quick to bend over for Juve like that old fucker Rocco [self-declared Juventus fan, owner of Fiorentina]
Believe it or not, Raspadori being bought saddens me more than missing out on Dybala AND Bremer combined. He`s for real!Well, unfortunately he just moved to Napoli this summer bro. He's not leaving any time soon.
I don't think so. Whatever we may think Inzaghi hasn't shown so far he sees Lautaro as prima punta.Tbf he would've been playing with Lautaro, not ahead of him.