Jürgen Klinsmann congratulated Kim Min-jae on his move to Bayern Munich.
Kim officially became a Munich player in the middle of last month. After a short and lengthy transfer saga, Kim joined the German Bundesliga powerhouse and one of Europe’s leading clubs. The transfer fee is estimated to be 50 million euros (about $72 billion), which is Kim’s buyout, and the contract is for five years.
Kim becomes Klinsmann’s junior. Klinsmann, who took over the reins of the South Korean national soccer team in March, is a German soccer legend who played for Munich from 1995 to 1997. Klinsmann, who was a childhood friend of Son Heung-min and Tottenham Hotspur, is now a senior to Kim.
Klinsmann congratulated Kim on his move to Munich. In an interview with ‘Sports Bild,’ Kim said, “When the transfer rumors came out, he didn’t do anything, but after the transfer was confirmed, he said, ‘Congratulations. Munich is a great club,’ and he sent me a text.”
Kim Min-jae and Klinsmann, who were not together in June as Kim was enrolled in basic military training, will meet next month. The South Korean A team will play a friendly against Wales in Europe in September during the A-Match.
Kim was also asked other questions. When asked about Korean players who have played in the Bundesliga in the past, Kim said, “The Bundesliga 토토사이트 has always attracted attention in Korea because of players like Cha Bum-geun, Son Heung-min, and Hwang Hee-chan. There are also Korean players in Mainz (Lee Jae-sung) and Stuttgart (Jung Woo-young). My challenge now is to get more attention.”
Meanwhile, Kim Min-jae made his unofficial debut during Munich’s preseason tour. He started in a friendly against Kawasaki Frontale in Japan and put in a decent performance, followed by a start against Liverpool in Singapore. His performances have been well-received by local media.
Having spent last season at Napoli, where he was in top form and helped the team win the league title, Kim will be looking to challenge for the league title as well as the UEFA Champions League (UCL) title with Munich this season.