Mercato: Bayern Munich have completed the transfer of Kim Min-jae
Talented South Korean central defender Kim Min-jae is set to leave Napoli for Bayern Munich, who have managed to convince him and will pay his release clause.
After Konrad Laimer and Raphaël Guerreiro, Bayern Munich are on the verge of pulling off one of the summer's biggest coups with the signing of South Korean central defender Kim-Min jae (26), Napoli's defensive rock of the 2022-2023 season.
EXCL: Bayern have reached total verbal agreement with Kim Min-jae on personal terms, five year deal ready — here we go! 🚨🔴🇰🇷 FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2023
Kim has accepted the contract proposal as club sources confirm. Contract valid until 2028.
Next step up to Bayern: pay the release clause. pic.twitter.com/LBK8w6s20H
According to a number of corroborating sources, including Fabrizio Romano and Sky Sports, Bayern Munich have reached a definitive agreement with the player, who will commit until June 2028 and receive a salary of between €10 and €12 million gross per year in Bavaria.
Kim-Min jae will cost Bayern Munich around €50m
Kim-Min jae will complete his military service on July 3, according to Bavarian media outlet TZ, before passing his medical and committing to Bayern. The German club, for its part, will pay the player's release clause, between 45 and 50 million euros depending on the source.
That's around the amount Bayern Munich are asking PSG to pay for their central defender Lucas Hernandez, whom Kim-Min jae is expected to replace.