Bayern Munich set to sign Kim Min-jae: How much money will Napoli make?

Kim Min-jae was a superb signing for Napoli last summer but it seems his time in Serie A is coming to an end, with Bayern Munich set to facilitate a big capital gain for the Partenopei.


Kim Min-jae is expected to sign for Bayern Munich after an excellent season at Napoli, and the Partenopei are set to make a substantial profit from his sale to the German giants.

The South Korean international made 45 appearances and scored two goals in all competitions throughout the 2022/23 campaign, and he produced many great performances in defence as the Neapolitans won their first Serie A title in 33 years.

Il Corriere dello Sport reports that Bayern Munich will activate the buyout clause for Kim, which from July 1 to July 15 is €50 million. Although he has been at Napoli for just one season, he has already left a legacy thanks to his scudetto heroics, and the club are going to make a huge capital gain in the process.

Kim Min-jae in action for Napoli in the Champions League. (@sscnapoli)

Kim Min-jae made Napoli €93,000 per day

Napoli acquired Kim from Turkish giants Fenerbahce for €18.5m, and the Southern Italians announced his signing on July 27, 2022. After 339 days, his value rose by €31.5m, which meant that the defender made the Partenopei €93,000 on each day he was at the club up to July 1, 2023.

Admittedly, it is an arithmetical figure that does not include the parameters to justify the clause such as concepts like capital gains or amortisation quotas, or the final figure Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis will collect for having the clause activated.

As much as Napoli wanted to keep their new star, the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, and Newcastle United showed their interest until Bayern Munich started to put through a genuine offer, prompting the Neapolitans to accept that they could not hold onto the 26-year-old.

Kim Min-jae proved to be a reliable and trustworthy figure in the Napoli squad

Kim was initially brought in to replace club stalwart Kalidou Koulibaly, who joined Chelsea after eight seasons in Naples. The South Korean was a revelation, proving to be one of the signings of the 2022/23 season, and won the Serie A title while Koulibaly flopped at the Blues before transferring to Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia.

Former Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti claimed that the 26-year-old was the best defender in the world, and he certainly demonstrated his qualities, possessing great defensive awareness as well as calm and precise passing from the back.

Kim made 35 Serie A appearances: he was rested for matches against Spezia and Monza while suspension kept him out of the final game of the season against Sampdoria.

Napoli reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in their history, and were eliminated by AC Milan, but he was suspended for the second leg in Naples. If he had not received a yellow card for dissent in the first leg, a rare moment of losing his calm which accumulated in his third for the campaign, his presence might have changed the momentum in the tie.


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