Joining Bayern, Jin Minya's worth has increased 30 times in four years, and "Asia's most expensive" is well deserved
Late on the night of the 18th, Beijing time, Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich officially announced that they officially signed South Korean international Kim Minya from Napoli, and the two sides signed until June 2028. According to previous reports, Bayern brought it to Germany by triggering the termination clause of Kim Minya at a cost of 50 million euros. After joining Bayern, Kim will wear the number 3 shirt to compete in all competitions for the team's new season. From leaving Jeonbuk Hyundai to join Beijing Guoan to now landing on Bayern Munich, the five major league giants, Kim Min-ya has only taken a total of 4 and a half years, and the South Korean international, who only turned 27 at the end of the year, has risen at an astonishing rate. Based on all kinds of information, Jin Minya, who is now worth 60 million euros, has surpassed Son Heung-min and has become the most expensive Asian player.
News of Kim Min-ya's move to the big five leagues has been circulating since 2 months ago, and his potential buyers once included Manchester United, Manchester City and Greater Paris. But in the end, it was Bundesliga giants Bayern who were the most sincere, and they took away the super capable and still rising South Korean international by activating the release fee, and from this point of view, the transfer fee of 50 million euros is reasonable.
Born in November 1996, Kim Min-ya was already a regular in Jeonbuk Hyundai when he was under 21 years old, and after winning two league trophies with the team, he moved to Beijing Guoan in January 2019. In China, he played for a total of 2 and a half years, and although he failed to help the team win any awards, his excellent defensive ability attracted the attention of European clubs. In the summer of 2021, he moved to Turkish giants Fenerbahce, and thus began his European journey. And just one season later, he arrived in Serie A for 18 million euros and once again quickly conquered Napoli fans.
Last season, Kim was perfect in Serie A, making 45 appearances, 44 of them starts, scoring two goals and providing two assists, one of the key contributors to Napoli's eventual league title. Manchester United, Manchester City, Greater Paris, Bayern all threw olive branches to him, and finally Kim accepted Bayern's invitation to fill the vacancy in the team's main central defender position.
It is worth mentioning that Kim Minya is currently worth 60 million euros in the transfer market, which is 10 million euros higher than his national team teammate Son Heung-min with the title of "Light of Asia". You must know that during the period of playing for Beijing Guoan, Jin Minya's maximum value was only 2 million euros. In just a few years, the value of Jin Minya has increased by 30 times. In addition, compared with the estimated value of 32 million euros of Japanese popular star Kaoru Mikasa, Kim Minya is also far ahead of her opponents. In this way, it is reasonable that Kim Minya has become the most expensive player in Asia with his outstanding performance in recent years.
Since Lucas Hernandez has left the team to join Greater Paris, after joining Bayern, Kim Minya's main position in the new season should be guaranteed, but it is not known whether he will partner Frenchman Yu Palmecano or Dutch central defender De Ligt .
Text/Beiqing Sports Zhang Kunlong