On the defender, the two Manchester and Chelsea: Napoli paid him 18 million, now they could get almost triple from it
Among the thousands of colors of the Naples party, let’s include the new eye-catcher of the South Korean Kim’s hair: a blue that looks to the sky. Like his applause season. And inevitably the right-footed player, who arrived in the summer after the tug of war with Rennes, is winning the headlines in the English press, given that the Premier League itself is enticed by that clause whereby Napoli can be greeted with around fifty million euros.
In practice, Napoli “risks” tripling its investment, given that it paid 18 million last summer from Fenerbahce. It is true that the Asian international is already 26 years old, but for the rich English jewelery that price is really tempting. So much so that Napoli is struggling to get the consent of the former Fenerbahce centre-back for a contract renewal in progress. Not that he feels bad in the shadow of Vesuvius, on the contrary. On several occasions he has made it clear how much his life has changed for the better since he landed at Maradona to collect a legacy as heavy as that of Kalidou Koulibaly.
A low salary
Yet that salary of 2 million euros and a little more signed with the De Laurentiis company, right now it is low compared to the flattery that comes from London and the surrounding area. There is now talk of a salary exceeding 6 million euros, unattainable figures for Serie A. To be precise, the Manchester teams are animating the auction. United have spotted him for some time, and the scouting work has been done down to the smallest detail. However, the movements for the sale of the club limit the maneuvers of the Red Devils. Rather pay attention to Manchester City’s strategy, ready for a reshuffle in the backlog. For example, the whispers about an outing by Laporte certainly didn’t catch Beguiristain and his men off guard. Hence the polls for Kim who rightfully enters the hit of favorites for Guardiola’s squadron.
The timing for the clause coincides with the first half of July, but it is very probable that the match will be played well before. And watch out for Chelsea, the club that just one summer ago did everything to sign Koulibaly from Naples. Meanwhile, the Neapolitans are defining a short tour in South Korea between 5 and 10 June. This is because thanks to Kim and his popularity in those parts, one of the commercial partners of Naples-Dunamu Inc. financed the trip.
May 9, 2023 (change May 9, 2023 | 08:02)
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