Bayern Munich on Tuesday signed South Korean defender Kim Min-jae from Italian champions Napoli. Bayern stated the 26-year-old was becoming a member of on a five-year contract however didn’t give the switch charge. Kim joined Napoli final summer season and anchored the defence as they gained Serie A. “It is a new starting for me,” Kim informed the Bayern web site. “My first objective is to play quite a lot of video games. As well as, I need to win as many trophies as doable.”
He additionally posted a farewell to Napoli, and departing coach Luciano Spalletti, on Instagram.
“To my passionate membership Napoli, Mister Spalletti, my teammates, and above all to Napoli followers, I wish to categorical my gratitude.”
Kim has 49 worldwide caps and performed in China after which for Fenerbahce in Turkey earlier than becoming a member of Napoli.
“He impresses together with his bodily presence, in addition to his mentality and pace,” stated Jan-Christian Dreesen, the Bayern CEO.
Bayern additionally unveiled Austrian Christoph Freund as sporting director.
Freund, 46, will be a part of on the finish of the summer season switch window from Austrian champions Purple Bull Salzburg the place he spent eight years.
He replaces Hasan Salihamidzic, the membership’s former participant who was sacked in Could together with former chairman Oliver Kahn after a comparatively disappointing season for Bayern.
Salihamidzic and Kahn took the gamble of parting firm with coach Julian Nagelsmann on the finish of March, a chance that didn’t fully work.
The membership gained the Bundesliga as Borussia Dortmund slipped up on the final day of the season however went out within the quarter-finals of each the Champions League and German Cup.
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