‘Monster defender’ Kim Min-jae (Napoli) was mentioned as one of the successors of his role model, Sergio Ramos (PSG).
On the 27th (Korean time), the French press Le Quipe picked Kim Min-jae as four candidates for PSG’s centre-back recruitment, which is suffering from an injury.
The media said, “PSG is connected to Milan Skrniar (Inter Milan) as a candidate for the first center back, but they are concerned about his condition.”
He added, “PSG needs more reinforcements at centre-back at a time when the future of Sergio Ramos is uncertain and Fresnel Kimpembe is unable to return until the fall due to injury.”
PSG has only 17-year-old El Chadaiye Bitchiabu, other than major resources such as Marquinhos, Kimpembe, and Ramos, so the depth of the center back is thin. This is why it is desperate to recruit a center back.
Kim Min-jae was also connected to PSG during the World Cup last December. At the time, French media Le Disport said, “PSG is preparing to offer a transfer fee of 45 million euros (about 62.9 billion won).”
In addition to Kim Min-jae, the players mentioned were Evan Ndika (Einracht Frankfurt), Jean-Claire Todibo (OGC Nice), and Pau Torres (Villarreal).
Ndika is from Auxerre Youth and is active in Frankfurt in the summer of 2018 and is a promising player who has been through the French national team by age group.
Todibo is also from Toulouse (France) youth, and after transferring to Barcelona (Spain) in January 2019, he settled in Nice after renting Schalke 04 (Bundesliga) and Benfica (Portugal). He also has experience with the French U20 national team by age group.
Torres is a defender of the Spanish national team and is a centre-back who has played 162 games for Villarreal and is in his prime. 안전놀이터
Compared to them, Min-jae Kim has less European experience, but he has been reborn as the best defender in Serie A in just one season, and has been active on the stage of the UEFA (European Football Federation) Champions League, drawing attention from many large clubs.
In an interview at the time of his transfer to Fenerbahce, Kim Min-jae heard from his teammate Mesut Ozil that he had a style similar to Ramos.
At the press conference he joined Napoli, he revealed that his role model was Sergio Ramos.