Kim Minya two years triple jump! Serie A won the title + switched to Bayern, and his value skyrocketed 30 times to set a record for an Asian player
On Tuesday, Bayern Munich announced the signing of Kim through the club's official website. Joining Bayern Munich for a transfer fee of 50 million euros, Kim set a record for transfer fees for Asian players.
Two-year triple jump
In 2019, Jin joined Beijing Guoan for a transfer fee of 5.25 million euros, and after two years in the game, Jin joined Feebahce on August 16, 2021 for a transfer fee of 3 million euros. Just a year later, Kim moved to Napoli for 18.05 million euros.
After joining Napoli, Kim quickly replaced Coulibaly, scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists in 452 appearances in all competitions, becoming one of the heroes of Napoli winning the Serie A title and reaching the last eight of the Champions League. At the same time, Kim Min-ya also became the first Korean player in history to win the Serie A title.
With his outstanding performance, Kim was named the best defender of the season, named to the best Serie A team, and won the Serie A Player of the Year in September and October 2022. Not only that, Kim also ranked first in Serie A last season with 3,173 touches and 2,547 successful passes.
When she left Beijing Guoan, Jin Minya was only worth 2 million yuan in "Transfer Market", and now it is as high as 60 million, 30 times more than two years ago.
After joining Bayern, he will continue to wear the number 3 shirt he wore when he was at Fenerbahce and Napoli. In just 2 years, from Fenerbahce, Napoli to Bayern Munich, Kim completed a true triple jump.
Set a record for transfer fees for Asian players
Prior to Kim, the record for transfer fees for Asian players was held by Shoya Nakajima, who reached €35 million when he switched from Portimão to Qatar Du Helle in 2019. After joining Bayern, Kim raised that record to 50 million euros.
Meanwhile, Kim Min-ya is worth 60 million euros in "Transfer Market", ranking first among Asian players, Son Heung-min is second with 50 million euros, and Kaoru Mikata is third with 32 million euros.
At the same time, Kim also became the first Korean player in history to join Bayern and the fifth Asian player to join Bayern, the previous four are Ali Deiyi, Hashmian, Karimi and Usami Takashi.
In Bayern's all-time transfer fee rankings, Kim is third behind King Lucas Hernandez and 67 million joined Matthijs de Ligt, meaning that the top three players are all defenders, and the top 10 players have five central defenders.