Neapolitan centre-back Min Kim Zai has been having an affair with Manchester United recently. The latest rumor is that Manchester United Club has made a deal and found a house for him in Manchester. Min Kim Zai, 26, joined Napoli from Fenerbahce for 16 million pounds last summer and played a wonderful season to help the team win the Serie A championship.
Manchester United are prepared to take advantage of the breach of contract clause in Min Kim’s contract, which came into effect in the first two weeks of July, to sign the Korean international for a transfer fee of 51 million to 56 million pounds. Italian media said that Min Kim himself had agreed to Manchester United’s personal terms, and the local newspaper Morning Post in Naples even claimed that the deal had actually been completed.
The report added that Manchester United also found a villa for Min Kim Zai in Cape Alderley, a famous star gathering place, and once he moves, he will enjoy an annual salary of 7.8 million pounds. This is equivalent to a weekly salary of 150,000 pounds, which is higher than the 120,000 pounds of Argentine Tieweili Sandro Martinez. No wonder the British media revealed that the club intends to start contract renewal negotiations with the Argentine international recently, and raise its weekly salary to 170,000 pounds, which is higher than Min Kim’s income.
It is reported that Manchester United are willing to pay Min Kim Zai’s breach of contract, but they also want to try to send out existing central defenders such as Maguire, Eric Baye or Lindelof in exchange. However, Napoli demands full cash payment.
If Min Kim joins Manchester United, he will not be the absolute main force, but considering that Lima and Vallanet have many injuries, he will also have plenty of opportunities to play. This season, the 24-year-old "Argentine butcher" has only participated in 27 Premier League games, while Vallanet has been unable to participate in 13 league games due to injury.
Despite the Italian media’s words, as we all know, Manchester United’s transfer rumors can’t be trusted, and only the final official announcement can be confirmed. Besides Min Kim, Ajax centre-back Timber, who Manchester United intended to introduce last summer, is another leading role.
This week, Timber confirmed that he had received many invitations, but he did not rule out the possibility of staying in the team again and playing for Ajax for another season. The 21-year-old Dutch international’s potential next home is not only Manchester United, but also Liverpool and Naples. Timber explained: "I had a one-on-one conversation with the club and the new Sports director at Ajax’s training ground. He had a detailed communication with my agent. As far as I know, Ajax wanted me to stay with the team. Besides, I won’t make any other comments, and the dialogue about my future will start soon. 」
Timber added: "My situation is the same as last year. I don’t know whether I will take that step at present. I enjoy my life in Ajax. You can show yourself here at any time. Whether I go or not has nothing to do with the Champions League qualification. Ajax is always Ajax. I need to consider, if I transfer, is the future blueprint correct? I know very well that the manager and the people around him are very important. I think next season will be better. Ajax will usually get back on track with or without me. I understand people’s thoughts. If the giants make an invitation, they think I can’t refuse. It’s hard to say no. But that is not my position. In my case, everything remains open. As far as my interest is concerned, many things have happened behind the scenes, and I will soon see the specific choice. 」
The British "Daily Mail" revealed that Manchester United Club has approved Lima to return to Argentina to recover early. However, he will return to Manchester next week to watch the FA Cup final. The Red Devils hope that he can return as scheduled in the pre-season training in July.
Tenghage believes that instead of letting the 25-year-old Argentina international stay in bad weather in Manchester, it is better to let him go home for a week or two and visit his family, which will inspire his spirit. Lima’s hometown is Gualegai, and he may also go to his old club Defender Club in Buenos Aires to meet his former teammates and friends.