English Premier League Manchester City will send defender Aymeric Laporte (28). Rumors of Kim Min-jae (26) recruiting are gaining momentum. On the 27th (Korean time) Spain Lelevo reported that Manchester City defender Laporte is close to transferring to FC Barcelona in the Spanish Primera Liga in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Laporte is said to be prepared to take a pay cut to join the Nou Camp as Barcelona are struggling financially.
Laporte, a former member ㅋㅋㅋ벳of the Spanish national team, is a star player recruited by Manchester City in 2018 with a transfer fee of 65 million euros (approximately 93 billion won). He scored 12 goals and 4 assists in 174 appearances in his career with Manchester City.
However, he missed the start of the season due to a knee injury. When he came back, he was pushed out by John Stones and Manuel Akanzi, and he spent a lot of time on the bench. His standing has declined so much that he has only made 8 appearances in the Premier League this season.
Ahead of the contract expiring in 2025, Manchester City have decided to cash in on Laporte and sign a replacement instead of renewing his contract.
Kim Min-jae is a name that has recently been mentioned as a defender that Manchester City is interested in signing. Italian Calciomercano reported that Manchester City entered the race to sign Kim Min-jae on the 27th. It is a competition with Manchester United, who have been interested in Kim Min-jae for a long time.
Ahead of this season, Kim Min-jae, who left Türkiye Fenerbahce and wore the Napoli uniform, broke concerns that he would need a period of adaptation in the first year of the big league and led Napoli to the threshold of the Scudetto and the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in the club’s history, becoming a defender representing European football. got it
Kim Min-jae’s performance has attracted clubs larger than Naples, and there is a prospect that the team will be moved in the summer transfer market according to the buyout clause. Kim Min-jae’s buyout is known to be 40 million pounds (approximately 66.7 billion won). Manchester City, which has invested more than 400 million pounds (approximately 667 billion won) in defenders alone under the Guardiola managerial system, is not an amount to hesitate.
British media The Sun also explained on the 25th that “Manchester City is interested in Kim Min-jae” and “Guardiola is a big fan of Kim Min-jae.”Napoli hopes to catch Kim Min-jae, but it is sensing an atmosphere that is realistically difficult due to the salary cap and buyout clause within the team. Calcio Mercato reported that Napoli are preparing for Kim Min-jae’s departure and have selected Eintracht Frankfurt’s Evan Ndica as a substitute. Ndika will become a free agent at the end of the season.