South Korean national team defender Kim Min-jae, 27, has officially joined German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
“We have completed the signing of South Korean center back Kim Min-jae on a five-year contract until June 30, 2028,” the club announced on its website on Monday (June 19). He will wear the number 3 shirt. The same number he wore at his former club Napoli.
“Kim Min-jae is a complete center back who is strong in the tackle and good in the build-up, and last season he was awarded the best defender in Serie A,” the club said, adding, “We are delighted to announce the arrival of a versatile new center back.”
While the club did not disclose details of the deal, media outlets are now reporting that Munich paid a €50 million buyout to Kim’s former club Napoli (Italy). Kim’s annual salary is reportedly 12 million euros (about 17 billion won).
After leading Napoli to the Serie A title last season and winning the best defender award, Kim had been the subject of interest from big European clubs such as Manchester United and Munich throughout the summer.
After being linked with a number of clubs, Kim agreed to a deal with Munich, and the official announcement was made when Munich finalized the details with Napoli, which was the last stumbling block.
After undergoing basic military training and completing a medical test with the Munich medical team in Korea, 토토사이트 Kim Min-jae left for Munich on the 17th for a well-deserved rest.