The news that Liverpool may try to sign Erik ten Hag target Kim Min-jae in January has dealt a huge blow to Manchester United
According to Il Mattino, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking to sign a top-tier central defender following the injury suffered by Virgil van Dijk
The 26-year-old is a truly elite defender who has everything Ten Hag requires at Old Trafford
Unfortunately for the Dutchman and United, fierce competition for his signature is expected this month.
Manchester United will compete with Liverpool for Kim Min-jae
According to Il Mattino, Liverpool has ‘called’ Napoli about bringing the central defender to Anfield during the January transfer window. That is the absolute last thing United needs
With Harry Maguire’s future at the club uncertain, signing a centre-back is critical for Ten Hag. Kim Min-jae would be an excellent addition to the Dutchman’s squad
He is a powerful, aerially commanding center-half. During an interview with the Guardian, the defender described himself as a monster, claiming that the term perfectly describes his playing style
This season, he has two goals in 14 games for Napoli while also averaging 1.6 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 3.9 clearances, and 3.1 successful aerial duels per game
The Napoli ace has a completion rate of 89.6% and an average of 73.7 passes per game
He is one of the best central defenders in the world, and his physical style is ideal for the Premier League’s physicality
However, whether United can outbid Liverpool for Min-jae in January remains to be seen.