Napoli have completed the signing of South Korea international Kim Min-Jae from Turkish giants Fenerbahce for a fee of €19.5M on a three-year contract.
There is an option to extend for a further two years. His contract also has a €45M release clause in his contract.
Despite Rennes agreeing a fee for Kim Min-Jae with Fenerbahce, the Super Lig club decided to wait for Napoli and sold the player to the Italian club.
The Partenopei paid the 25-year-old’s release clause, and he will replace Kalidou Koulibaly in the heart of defense.
Kim Min-Jae won 62% of his aerial duels in the Super Lig & 61% of his ground duels. He is also adept at dribbling with the ball out from defense, something Koulibaly excelled in.
Kim Min-Jae played 30 times for the club last season, scoring one goal.
Kim Min-Jae will join Luciano Spalletti’s squad as they continue their pre-season preparation ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Their first game of the season is against Hellas Verona on August 15.