Kim Min-jae, 26, has joined Bayern Munich in the German professional soccer Bundesliga’s “top flight,” breaking the “highest transfer fee ever for an Asian player.
Bayern Munich announced on the club’s website today (Nov. 19) that they have concluded transfer negotiations with Napoli (Italy) for Kim Min-jae, signing him to a five-year contract until 2028. He will keep the number 3 shirt he wore at Napoli.
After being heavily pursued by big clubs in this year’s summer transfer window, Kim will begin the second chapter of his soccer career in a Munich jersey.
While Munich did not disclose the details of the deal, the buyout (minimum transfer fee) paid to Napoli was reportedly 50 million euros ($71.5 billion), with an annual salary of 12 million euros ($17.2 billion).
This puts Kim at the top of the list for transfer fees, surpassing Son Heung-min (Tottenham – €30 million), who was the highest paid Korean and Asian player of all time. Lee Kang-in (€22 million), who recently moved to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), ranks third on the list of highest transfer fees for a Korean.
Kim Min-jae will fill the void left by defender Luca Hernandez (27), 카지노사이트넷 who recently moved to Paris Saint-Germain, and will play central defense alongside Dutch international defender Matthijs Duricht (23), who joined Munich last season.