While winning the club’s 11th consecutive Bundesliga title, Bayern Munich did not achieve the standards that the historic club is accustomed to. With early exits in both the Champions League and the German Pokal, Die Roten entered the summer transfer period looking to make additions to the side.
Free signings from Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig and Dortmund, in the form of both Konrad Laimer and Raphael Guerreiro, early in the transfer window showcased Rekordmeister’s desire to strengthen the squad ahead of the 23/24 season. The Bavarian club now looks prepared to dip into the club’s financial coffers to spend on their first player in the transfer period to strengthen their backline.
Bayern appears ready to activate the €50 million release clause of Napoli Center Back Kim Min-jae in the coming days, pending the player’s medical, according to Fabrizio Romano. Min-jae would join Bayern on a 5-year deal and would look to replace the outgoing Lucas Hernandez. The French defender is close to completing a move to PSG.
Since the transfer fee for both defenders is almost the same, Bayern is effectively swapping Hernandez with Kim Min-jae in the squad. This would be another piece of great business for the front office as the South Korean center-back will strengthen the Munich backline. Let’s have a look at exactly what Min-Jae would bring to the club as they begin their quest for a 12th consecutive league title.