Coach Mourinho again expressed his regret about not being able to recruit Kim Min-jae during Tottenham.
AS Roma, led by coach Mourinho, will play round 20 of Serie A in the 2022-23 season with Kim Min-jae’s team Napoli at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy on the morning of the 30th (Korean time). While attending a press conference ahead of the game against Napoli, Mourinho delivered his impressions ahead of the match through Football Italia on the 29th.
At a press conference ahead of the match against Napoli, coach Mourinho was asked, “How many players are at the same level as AS Roma striker Dybala in Napoli, number one in the league?” “There are no players at the same level as Dybala, but there are many good players. Napoli is a great team, but nobody is at Dybala’s level.”
In particular, he mentioned, “I have something to say about one of the Napoli players. I had a video call with Kim Min-jae and I wanted to sign Kim Min-jae when I was at Tottenham. But Tottenham didn’t help me.”
Coach Mourinho said, “The transfer fee for Kim Min-jae, who was active in Beijing at the time, was 10 million euros (about 13.4 billion won), and Tottenham offered 5 million euros (about 6.7 billion won). The transfer could have been completed for about 10.7 billion won). However, Tottenham did not use the money. I had 2-3 video calls with Kim Min-jae, and Kim Min-jae really wanted to come to Tottenham, but he couldn’t.” 2 million euros (about 2.7 billion won) ) criticized Tottenham for missing Kim Min-jae for being stingy in investing additionally. 먹튀검증
Napoli paid a transfer fee of 18 million euros (approximately 24.2 billion won) to Fenerbahce (Turkiye) ahead of this season and recruited Kim Min-jae. While Kim Min-jae’s buyout amount is known to be around 50 million euros (approximately 67.1 billion won), Kim Min-jae has recently been attracting attention with rumors of transfers to various clubs such as Manchester United. Napoli is pushing to raise Kim Min-jae’s buyout amount to 65 million euros (approximately 87.3 billion won), but there are many evaluations that even the 65 million euro buyout amount will not be able to stop Kim Min-jae’s transfer.
Napoli, where Kim Min-jae is playing as the main defender, is leading the league this season with 16 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (50 points) in Serie A. Napoli is aiming for its first league championship in 33 years since the 1989-90 season, when Maradona was active, with a 12-point lead over second-place AC Milan (38 points). Kim Min-jae is evaluated as the best player in the league, such as winning the Player of the Month award selected by the Serie A Secretariat in September last year.