Napoli confirmed the attractiveness of the overseas market through the recruitment of Kim Min-jae.
Napoli won the Italian Serie A championship after waiting 33 years in the 2022-23 season. Under coach Luciano Spalletti’s leadership, players such as Victor Osimen and Hvitza Kravatshelia made great strides to achieve an overwhelming victory.
Another contributor to Napoli’s victory is Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae perfectly filled the void left by Kalidou Koulibaly. He led Napoli’s defense while performing world-class performances beyond Serie A.
As Kim Min-jae showed good performance in Naples, the club also grasped the attractiveness of the Asian market. The Korean company ‘Upbit’ is already sponsoring Napoli, and Napoli is preparing for a Korean tour as soon as this season ends.
These changes are, of course, positive for the club. However, the unfortunate thing was that Napoli was thinking about expanding into other markets rather than recruiting additional Korean players. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said in an interview with Italy’s ‘La Repubblica’, “I want to sign an American player. I want to bring in a Japanese player. Asian football has developed tremendously, and we already have a Korean (Kim Min-jae). there is,” he said.
As President De Laurentiis thought, Napoli has recently been rumored to transfer an American player and a Japanese player. One American player is Christian Pulisic, who is completely out of action at Chelsea. Napoli have a clear position for Hvica Kravatshelia, but the right winger on the 토스카지노 other side has no clear starting lineup. Irving Lozano and Matteo Politano are playing alternately, but they are not giving 100% satisfaction.
The Japanese who is connected to Naples is Takefusa Kubo, who is familiar to Korean fans as well. Italy’s ‘Tuto Mercato Web’ reported on the 9th, “Napoli is watching Asians. From Kubo to Lee Kang-in. And there are interesting players in the US Major League Soccer (MLS).”
Kubo has grown rapidly since joining Real Sociedad. He has been outstanding for Sociedad this season as he scored 8 goals and 5 assists in Spanish La Liga. There are many evaluations that he is suitable for Naples because he can play as a right winger and can generate strength in all areas of the second line.