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Bayern Munich defeated Liverpool 4-3 in a pre-season friendly at the Singapore National Stadium in Singapore at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday (Feb. 2). Kim Min-jae scored the first goal of the game. In the 33rd minute, he found space in the back of the defense and sent in a long kick that Serge Gnabry headed home.
The goal made him a desperate target for Munich. Munich moved quickly to sign Kim Min-jae. Santi Auna, who plays for France’s Foot Mercato, said on March 15, “Kim Min-jae is on Munich’s list. There have been talks since last week. The player himself is open to a move to Munich.”
Since then, negotiations have progressed rapidly. In particular, Fabrizio Romano, one of the most authoritative sources in the European soccer transfer market, provided daily updates on Kim. “The agreement between Kim Min-jae and Munich is almost complete. His transfer now seems to be a matter of time,” and on the 20th, he said that the deal was now complete. Finally, on the 29th, Romano announced Kim’s move to Munich with the words “Here we go,” a phrase used when a player’s transfer is finalized.
Munich wanted to sign Kim as soon as possible. As a result, they organized a medical in South Korea as soon as he was released from basic military training earlier this month. The Munich medical team waited for him in Korea when he completed his basic military training, and then traveled to Seoul for his medical.
Eventually, the official announcement came. On the 19th, Munich announced the signing of Kim on the club’s website. Munich went out of their way to welcome Kim Min-jae. Along with the official announcement, the club also posted a behind-the-scenes video of the medical test in South Korea, proving that the club cared deeply about the signing.
Kim’s progress to date shows just how good he is. Kim made his professional debut with Jeonbuk Hyundai in 2017 and got off to a flying start, earning a spot in the K League’s Best 11 and the Young Player Award in his debut season.
No one doubted his talent. From Beijing Guoan to Turkkiye Fenerbahçe, domestic fans already knew he was a “talent from outside Asia” and envisioned him playing on the European stage as soon as possible. Eventually, Fenerbahçe captivated the whole of Europe with his play. 토토사이트
Upon arriving in Munich, Kim quickly earned Tuchel’s trust. When he joined training, Tuchel said, “I know you’ll do well here. I know you’ll love it here,” he said.
Tuchel isn’t the only one who believes in Kim, his Munich teammates do too. Munich center back Mathias der Licht said he has no problem communicating with Kim. “I have no problem communicating with him. He and I communicate in English. It’s important for a new player to integrate into the team quickly,” he said. More on Kim Min-jae