The arrival of Kim Min-jae could shake up the Bayern Munich defense.
Kim Min-jae left the training center on June 6 and is reportedly finalizing his transfer to Bayern Munich with a medical. The Bavarians, who have agreed to a five-year contract with Kim, are expected to pay Napoli a buyout clause to finalize the deal 꽁머니.
A number of local German media outlets have reported that Kim is expected to play a key role in the Bavarian defense once he joins Bayern Munich. German outlet TZ said on September 9, “Since Alaba’s departure to Real Madrid, the Bayern Munich defense has struggled. With his passing ability, Kim Min-jae can compensate for the shortcomings of the Bayern Munich defense,” and “The Upamecano will be concerned about securing a starter for Bayern Munich due to the signing of Kim Min-jae. Upamecano, a French international defender who spent two seasons at Bayern Munich and helped the Bavarians win the Bundesliga title, is expected to see his role in the team diminish after Kim’s arrival.
‘Bayern Munich defender Upamecano put in a disappointing performance for Holland against Manchester City in April,’ the UK’s GiveMeSport reported. It was enough to worry Bayern Munich coach Tuchel enough to convince him to strengthen the defender in this summer’s transfer window,” and “Bayern Munich have hijacked Manchester United transfer target Kim Min-Jae, who will play alongside De Ligt at center back.
Amidst the growing anticipation of the signing, German media outlet Bild reported on the 9th that ‘Kim Min-jae has completed his medical with Bayern Munich. The transfer will be officially announced in a few days,” and “Kim will most likely form a central defense with De Ligt at Bayern Munich. He is a wall that no striker in the Bundesliga wants to face.
The German outlet Football Transfer wrote: ‘Kimmich is the new defensive captain at Bayern Munich under Tuchel. If Tuchel uses a four-man defense, Kim will be the main center back, with Lee De Ligt and Upamecano competing for the position.
Bayern Munich, who are touring Japan during the preseason, will play their first game of the season against Manchester City in Tokyo on May 23. A number of local German media outlets have predicted that Kim Min-jae, who underwent a medical in South Korea, will join the team ahead of Bayern Munich’s tour of Japan.