Kim Min-jae effect.. Naples president’s hint, “Promotion to recruit players from Japan next season”

Napoli, which has seen the effect of Kim Min-jae (27), is promoting the recruitment of Japanese players. 

According to Italy’s ‘Tuto Napoli’ on the 29th (Korean time), Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis appeared on the Italian broadcast ‘Rai 3’ and said, “That’s what we’re doing right now,” and said, “Come here.” At that time, a Japanese friend said he would send me a draft of a contract to scout in Japan.” 

Before the season, Napoli transferred key players such as Kalidou Koulibaly (32, Chelsea), Lorenzo Insigne (32, Toronto FC), Dries Mertens (36, Galatasaray), and Fabian Luis (27, Paris Saint-Germain) at once. The outlook was unclear. 

However, Napoli won the Serie A championship after 33 years by recruiting new players such as Kim Min-jae, Hvica Kvarachhelia, Jambo Anguisa, Matthias Olivera, Giovanni Simeone, and Giacomo Raspadori. 

In particular, Kim Min-jae had a successful season, hearing that he not only perfectly replaced Koulibaly, who was considered one of the best defenders in the world, but also surpassed him. Premier League transfers such as Manchester United (Man United) are expected this summer. 

Napoli are looking for a new Asian player as it is certain that Kim Min-jae will leave. It was because I knew through Kim Min-jae that Asian players had a considerable effect in terms of skills as well as marketing. Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) and Hwang In-beom (27, Olympiacos) have also been mentioned as candidates for Napoli.

For this reason, De Laurentiis is targeting Japanese players. He is sending the most players from the Asian market to Europe and believes that marketing effects such as corporate sponsorship will be greater. 

In response, Japan’s Soccer Digest quoted Italy’s “Il Corriere del Palone,” saying, “President De Laurentis did not specifically mention the target,” Kaoru Mitoma (26, Brighton), Takefusa Kubo ( The names of Doan Lith (25, Freiburg), Itakura Go (26, Borussia Monchengladbach), and Morita Hidemasa (28, Sporting CP) were mentioned,” the media stressed 

. “I don’t know if Napoli will actually sign a Japanese player or what kind of player they will sign,” he said. “President De Laurentiis had previously announced the departure of coach Luciano Spalletti.” 

In fact, President De Laurentiis said of Spalletti that “he is a free man”, suggesting that Spalletti will not be sitting in the coaching tower next season. 먹튀검증

Meanwhile, on the same day, quoted transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano and reported that Japanese national team Daichi Kamada would move to AC Milan. Gamada will reject Frankfurt’s contract extension offer and leave as a free agent without a transfer fee. 

Gamada was targeted by Napoli, Dortmund, Benfica and AC Milan. However, Gamada chose Milan in the end. According to the article, Gamada and Milan have reached an oral agreement, and are scheduled to undergo a medical check in a week. The contract period is said to be until 2028. Gamada recorded 16 goals and 7 assists in 46 games this season. He scored 9 goals in 32 matches in the Bundesliga.

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