Shocking news. English Premier League (EPL) side Manchester United have created a ‘no deal’ scenario for Napoli’s Kim Min-jae. This means that the Red Devils aren’t 100% sure about the deal.
It makes sense. No one knows anything about a contract before it’s signed. Anything can happen along the way.
Kim Min-jae’s move to Man Utd is likely. Local media outlets have reported that United and Kim have reached an agreement and will formally sign the contract in July. United have reportedly found a house for him to live in and have a backup number for him.
However, these steps have only increased the likelihood, not confirmed it. He hasn’t signed a contract yet, so it’s important to have a Plan B in place to cover any eventuality.
That’s what United are doing. They haven’t ruled out alternatives. They want Kim, they’re working hard to get him, but they’re preparing for the worst, and they’ve created a Kim “what if” scenario.
According to Manutdnews, “United are monitoring the French market in case they are unable to sign Napoli’s Kim Min-jae. They are keeping tabs on Jean-Claude Todibo (Nice) and Axel Disassi (AS Monaco). Both are competitive center backs who could provide cover for Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez. They are both players who could become mainstays at United,” the report said.
It’s the threat of league rivals Newcastle that has United envisioning a scenario in which they fail to sign Kim. Newcastle, armed with Middle Eastern “oil money,” are trying to “hijack” Kim Min-jae. This is why Man Utd are on edge.
Newcastle have not given up on Kim Min-jae, even though Spain’s Marca says “Man Utd are the favorites”. Newcastle will play in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) next season. Newcastle wants Kim to help them succeed next season. Kim Min-jae is stuck between Man United and Newcastle.”
British publication The Guardian also emphasized that “Man United are strongly linked to Kim Min-jae, but Newcastle are also interested in him.” 스포츠토토