According to reports in Italy, Manchester United is reportedly pushing to sign Min-jae Kim from Napoli, who is a target for Tottenham Hotspur, and is prepared to make an offer soon.
Erik ten Hag wants to sign a top-notch defender in the summer because he anticipates Harry Maguire to leave at the end of the season.
In addition to Manchester United and Tottenham, Kim’s strong performances in Napoli’s Serie A championship run this season have made him a very appealing prospect.
And just as Napoli is getting ready to celebrate winning the league for the first time in more than three decades, Manchester United is getting ready to knock on their door with the South Korean.
They are now moving forward with an attempt to sign the center-back this summer, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
Manchester United is prepared to offer the defender €60 million.
Kim can leave Napoli between July 1 and July 15 for a set fee thanks to a buyout clause in his contract.
The buyout clause in the defender’s contract would be met by Manchester United’s prospective offer or something similar.
The Premier League powerhouses entered the race early and are waiting to learn the precise sum of money they are prepared to offer to acquire Kim.
With Tottenham still searching for a new manager, all eyes will be on whether they make a move for Kim.
‘You CANNOT do that as a Man United player… behave yourself!’: Peter Schmeichel blasts Antony
Antony has come under fire from Peter Schmeichel for his reckless tackle against Brighton on Thursday night and his role in the subsequent altercation with Lewis Dunk.
On Thursday, the hosts defeated Manchester United 1-0 thanks to a last-second penalty kick by Alexis Mac Allister, delaying Erik ten Hag’s team’s hopes of having a strong domestic season.
With 20 minutes left in the game at the AmEx, Brazilian Antony was given a yellow card for kicking out at Mac Allister. The incident led to a fight, in which Dunk was also given a yellow card for tussling with the striker.
Alan Smith, a pundit at the time, called the tackle “silly,” and claimed Antony only escaped getting sent off because it wasn’t higher on the Argentinian.
Also criticizing Antony in a post-game interview with Premier League Productions was former Man United goalie Schmeichel.
We had the incident with Antony where he went completely berserk and received a yellow card when he challenged Lewis Dunk, the Dane recalled.
‘That was a clear foul on him, and it wasn’t given because it was the line we were playing to today, and that’s fair.
The linesman is only 10 yards away, so it is a foul.
“But I don’t like the response; this is crazy, and he is a lucky, lucky boy staying on the pitch because that is unquestionably a red card,” the author said.
You are unable to do that. He then exhibits this reaction. You cannot act in that way while playing for Manchester United; you must act appropriately. You cannot do that in a football game and you shouldn’t be getting revenge like this.
Ten Hag is deeply disappointed, even more so given that one of his players’ actions contributed to the game’s loss.’
After the game, ten Hag told reporters he had counseled Antony to “stay focused on your game” rather than allow opponents to detract from it.
The Dutchman added, “Passion is a strength,” in defense of the Brazilian’s mindset.
To succeed in the game, you must have passion and desire.’
Man United have a short turnaround before Sunday evening’s trip to West Ham after Thursday night’s late drama, in which the Seagulls exacted revenge for their FA Cup semifinal defeat.