Kim Min-jae and Lee Kang-in are rumored to transfer to Newcastle at the same time, forming a dream EPL duo
The core of Korea’s air defense Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) and Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) were simultaneously linked with Premier League Newcastle. A dream EPL duo with two Korean players playing together can be formed.
On the 3rd (Korean time), Chronicle Live, an English newspaper 메이저놀이터that mainly covers news from Newcastle, said, “Newcastle should activate the 40 million pound (approximately 65 billion won) buyout clause for the perfect partner for team center back Sven Botman.” Kim Min-jae emphasized the need to recruit
Kim Min-jae will be subject to a buyout clause that allows him to transfer for about 15 days from July for a transfer fee of 40 million pounds. This is a special clause that applies only to overseas clubs, and if a team that wants Kim Min-jae pays more than 40 million pounds, he can conduct individual negotiations without the consent of his team, Naples.
Newcastle currently ranks third in the league with a record of 13 wins, 11 draws and 3 losses (50 points). After taking over Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, it has risen to the top of the Premier League’s richest club. That’s how strong the power was. The biggest strength is the solid defense led by the main defender Boatman. They conceded only 19 goals this season and became the team with the fewest goals in the league.
But given that another regular centre-back, Fabian Char, is 32 years old, it’s time for a new player. Chronicle Live emphasized, “For Newcastle to become the best team, they need to make many similar signings like Botman, Bruno Guimaraes, and Alexander Isaac.” They are considered world class players. As a key player in Newcastle, he upgraded the team’s power to the next level. Such an effect is expected through the recruitment of Kim Min-jae.
Also, the media predicted that Botman’s calm style and Kim Min-jae’s aggressive defense would go well together. In addition, Botman and Kim Min-jae’s good physique was praised as an advantage. Botman is 193 cm tall and Kim Min-jae is 190 cm tall.
In addition to Newcastle, Kim Min-jae, who is showing the best performance in Europe, is also linked to England’s Manchester United, Liverpool, and France’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Coincidentally, Korea’s golden boy Lee Kang-in was also caught up in rumors of a transfer to Newcastle. On the 3rd, European transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said, “Lee Kang-in is expected to leave Mallorca this summer. Among them, The Boot Room in England predicted Newcastle as Lee Kang-in’s next destination.
The media said, “Lee Kang-in has excellent technical skills and has been compared to David Silva (Real Sociedad), a legend and creative left-footed midfielder of Man City (England) while in Valencia (Spain) in the past.” In fact ,
in the transfer market last winter, England’s Aston Villa, Brighton and Hove Albion, and Spain’s Atletico Madrid showed interest in Lee Kang-in.In the case of Brighton, the transfer fee was 10 million pounds (approximately 15.3 billion won) to recruit Lee Kang-in. At the time, Atletico was also active. However, Mallorca did not allow it. However, it is known that Mallorca will change its mind and allow Lee Kang-in’s transfer this summer. Considering Newcastle’s tremendous financial situation, it is said that it will be recruited by other teams
. It looks like they will win the competition. In particular, Newcastle suffered from a lack of midfielders this season. When Guimaraes was sidelined due to injury, the team was shaken during this period because there was no substitute for him. He is expected to move aggressively in the transfer market this summer.