Italian journalist Rudy Galetti has revealed that United will hold a new round of meetings in the coming days to finalize the deal for the South Korean international.
This move could potentially change the makeup of United’s defense, which has undergone significant changes in the past few seasons.
In his first season with the club, Harry Maguire played every Premier League game, but this season, he was sidelined for a significant amount of time due to injuries and the emergence of new signings like Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane.
United manager Erik ten Hag is keen to add defensive reinforcements to his side, and Kim appears to be at the top of his shortlist for this summer.
The defender has reportedly given the deal the green light, and he is “patiently waiting for the opening of the window to get his big move” to United.
However, United and Napoli have not yet agreed on the transfer fee, despite the defender having a release clause of £51 million.
Galetti suggests that United could soon come to an agreement with Napoli, as a new round of talks is set to get underway. “There is a new round of meetings scheduled already in the coming days in which Manchester United will try and finalize and reach a full agreement on personal terms,” he told GIVEMESPORT. “Then in early July, the English club already planned to pay to Napoli to the release clause of €60m valid for 15 days to bring in the Korean player, followed also by Liverpool and Tottenham, to the Premier League.”
United will be hoping to secure the deal for Kim as soon as possible, as other clubs like Liverpool and Tottenham are also reportedly interested in the defender.
If they fail to come to a full agreement with both Napoli and Kim over the move, it could potentially cause issues for United’s defensive lineup in the upcoming season.