PSG ‘never interested’ in Manchester United target and Napoli centre-back Kim Min-jae
The Red Devils will not have to compete with the Ligue 1 giants in their pursuit of the South Korea international in the upcoming transfer window.
As of now, the Parisians are no longer keen on acquiring the 26-year-old’s services. He is mainly attracting interest from Premier League clubs ahead of next summer.
Min-jae signed for Napoli in the summer of 2022 from Fenerbahce. He was brought to replace Kalidou Koulibaly, who made his way to Chelsea.
However, the South Korean has done more than just fill in for the Senegal international. He has become a key player for the Partenopei in the current campaign as they look set to get their hands on the Serie A title for the first time in over 30 years.
Luciano Spalletti’s team have made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League as well. The 26-year-old centre-back has made 35 appearances in all competitions for the Italian outfit, scoring two goals and providing one assist.
PSG have looked a bit short on centre-back options in recent weeks. Presnel Kimpembe has been on the sidelines for most of the season. As a result, Danilo Pereira has had to play out of position to fill the French national’s void.
At the moment, United have an abundance of talent in the backline. Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez have been Erik ten Hag’s preferred duo in the defence. As a result, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have hardly gotten regular opportunities in the starting lineup.
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Therefore, we seemingly do not need to add reinforcements for the centre-back position. Even if Maguire and Lindelof decide to leave, it will not make sense to pursue Min-jae.
At United, Varane and Martinez have formed a solid partnership. Thus, spending a considerable sum on the South Korean, who will evidently effectively be a backup, is not a wise option.