Tuchel’s dream defender had to do military service”
A German publication has hailed Bayern Munich transfer target Kim Min-jae as Thomas Tuchel’s “dream player”. They were surprised to learn that he is currently serving in the military in South Korea.
Currently playing for Napoli in Italy, Kim is believed to be heading to German giants Bayern Munich this summer. England’s Manchester United were initially the closest, but with the Bavarians facing the prospect of losing star defender Luca Hernandez, they approached Kim and negotiations are said to have progressed quickly.
European soccer journalist Fabrizio Romano wrote on social media on Sunday (July 17), “Munich and Kim Min-jae are close to a complete agreement on personal terms. The deal will run until 2028,” he said, adding, “Munich have confirmed to Kim that they will pay the buyout in July.”안전놀이터
Germany began to learn all about Kim after news broke that the defender, who led Napoli to their first league title in 33 years this season, was heading to Bayern Munich, the most prestigious club in the country.
We were surprised to learn that Kim, who is currently back home in South Korea after the season, is serving in the military.
Germany’s Bild reported on the 17th that “Munich coach Thomas Tuchel has labeled Kim Min-jae as the best defender in Serie A. He is now Tuchel’s ‘dream player’. Club officials are doing their best to sign him,” said a source.
“Kim is currently in South Korea. However, he is not with national team coach Jürgen Klinsmann. He had to do his military service.”
According to the media, Kim was granted a military exemption for his gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang and is currently in a training center to complete basic military training, which is why he was not included in the roster for the June A match against Peru and El Salvador.
Bild said, “Kim Min-jae will have to undergo basic training for several weeks. The military is particularly important in South Korean society due to tensions with China,” Bild wrote, noting that “ordinary people are required to serve for 18 to 21 months, but superstars like Kim Min-jae and Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min only serve for a maximum of 12 weeks.”
Bild also expects Kim to be a strong option.
“Lukaku has been linked to Paris Saint-Germain. Cesc Fabregas has also announced that he will not extend his contract at Bayern Munich. Kim Min-jae will be a strong replacement for both of them.”