Italian Serie A player Kim Min-jae (27-Napoli) returned home with the league’s best defense trophy.
Kim returned home via Incheon International Airport on Saturday afternoon.
When he arrived with the trophy for the Serie A Best Defense Award, he first greeted the fans and smiled brightly. He even made a medal-biting gesture toward the fans and signed their T-shirts and sneakers. 메이저놀이터
“It went by so fast,” he said of the season, “I feel like I accomplished everything I set out to do.”
Fans at the airport said that Manchester United was the favorite team to sign him. Kim Ye-jin from Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, speculated, “I think Kim Min-jae’s style of play would be a good fit for the type of player Mourinho wants.”
Kim Chae-won from Seo-gu, Incheon, also hoped that Kim would join Manchester United, saying, “I think the EPL would be better for him.”
In 35 league appearances this season, Kim scored two goals and provided two assists to lead his team to the league title. The defender’s performance helped Napoli win their first league title in 33 years, since the 1989-90 season.
As Napoli rose to the top, Kim’s value skyrocketed. European soccer giants such as Manchester United, Newcastle, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are among the clubs that have made early moves to recruit Kim.
Meanwhile, Kim will undergo military training for four weeks from the 15th of this month. His exact destination is expected to be announced in early July when the buyout begins.