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Asian superstar tipped to be ‘convenient’ buy for Manchester United

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Manchester United have 'advantage' over Manchester City and PSG in race for Napoli defender Kim Min-jae.

Napoli centre-back Kim Min-jae tipped to be “convenient” buy for Manchester United

Carlo Jacomuzzi, the former director of Napoli, has tipped the Serie A outfit’s defender Kim Min-jae to be a “convenient” signing for Manchester United.

The South Korea international is admired by the Red Devils. At the moment, the Old Trafford side are considering whether to make a move for the centre-back in the upcoming transfer window.

Speaking on Radio Punto Nuovo via Area Napoli (h/t Express), Jacomuzzi was asked whether a move to United was on the cards for Min-jae. The ex-Napoli director feels it is and that it would be suitable for the Red Devils.

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Napoli centre-back Kim Min-jae has been tipped to be a suitable signing for Manchester United. (Photo by Simone Arveda/Getty Images)

“Kim and United? It would be very convenient. Manchester United must improve a lot and someone like the Korean would be a suitable profile.”

The 26-year-old, who is nicknamed ‘the monster’, made his way to the Italian giants in the summer of 2022. He signed for the Serie A outfit from Fenerbahce in Turkey.

Luciano Spalletti’s team are flying high in the current campaign. The Partenopei have a comfortable lead at the top of the league. They are on course to win the Sucetto after over three decades.

The South Korean’s addition acted as a replacement for Kalidou Koulibaly, who moved to Chelsea last summer. Subsequently, the centre-back has made 31 appearances in all competitions for the Naples-based club, scoring two goals and providing one assist.

For now, United have a stacked backline. Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane have been Erik ten Hag’s preferred duo in the defence this season.

As a result, the likes of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have found game time hard to come by. On some occasions, even Luke Shaw has been deployed centrally.

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Therefore, it would not come as a surprise if our captain and the Sweden international look for pastures new in the coming months. In that case, someone with the quality of Min-jae has the ability to add strength in depth to the squad.