Inter Eye Bayern Munich’s Kim Min-Jae as Defensive Reinforcement


Inter are  reportedly considering a move for Bayern Munich defender Kim Min-Jae to bolster their defensive line this summer. The South Korean center-back, who was instrumental in Napoli’s Serie A triumph in 2023, has struggled to maintain his form since his €50 million transfer to Bayern Munich.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Kim’s situation at Bayern has become precarious, with the defender losing his starting position after the Asian Cup. The arrival of Eric Dier and the resurgence of Matthijs de Ligt have pushed Kim down the pecking order. Additionally, Bayern’s recent signing of Japanese defender Hiroki Ito for €30 million further complicates Kim’s future at the club.

Inter , who had previously shown interest in Kim before his move to Napoli, see this as an opportunity to acquire a top-tier defender. The Nerazzurri believe that a return to Serie A could help Kim rediscover his best form. Inter’s good relationship with Bayern Munich, evidenced by recent transfers of players like Yann Sommer and Benjamin Pavard, could facilitate negotiations.

The most likely scenario for Inter to secure Kim’s services would be through a loan deal, possibly with an option to buy. This approach would be similar to the arrangement they had with Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku’s return in 2022.

Inter’s interest in Kim could intensify if they face departures in their defensive lineup. Stefan de Vrij, whose contract expires next year, has attracted interest from Saudi Arabian clubs, particularly Al-Ittihad. While de Vrij has expressed happiness at Inter, the club is open to considering offers for the Dutch defender.


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