From 2014 to 2022, there was a person called the ‘King of Naples’. It was the key defender, Kalidou Koulibaly.
A big success in Napoli has been reborn as Napoli’s most loved and trusted defender. He also showed off his prowess as a world-class defender beyond Napoli. That is why he was called the ‘King of Naples’.
The king who ruled for 8 years left the country in July 2022. His destination was Chelsea in England. Koulibaly said, “My dream has always been to play in the Premier League. I am happy to play for Chelsea.” Chelsea replied, “Kulibaly is the best centre-back in the world. He has everything a defender should have.”
Naples is in an emergency. A replacement for Koulibaly had to be found quickly. There was no doubt that it would be a burden no matter who came. It was the seat of the king for eight years. It was a position that had to be done that much, to feel the weight of a king.
Fenerbahce’s Kim Min-jae came to the spot. It is true that he had many concerns when he first came. Because his predecessor was none other than Coulibaly. Kim Min-jae entered such a position that even if he did not do well, the longing for Koulibaly would strike first.
However, this concern quickly turned to cheers. It didn’t take long for Kim Min-jae to erase Koulibaly’s memories. Kim Min-jae made his name as the best defender in Serie A in a short time. Napoli, which Kim Min-jae held out, ran an overwhelming first place in the league. Italy was surprised by Kim Min-jae’s performance, and Europe was surprised.
This is why the world’s top brands such as Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Juventus send love calls to Kim Min-jae. Napoli is eager to catch Kim Min-jae.
While Kim Min-jae was building absolute power in Naples, Koulibaly fell. The team also fell to 10th place in the Premier League. Worse still. Due to frequent mistakes, he was also listed on Chelsea’s release list for the summer transfer window. 스포츠토토
England’s ‘Guardian’ said: “There is a possibility that Koulibaly will leave Chelsea in the summer. It could be sold in the summer.”
Fall of the former ‘King of Naples’. The appearance of a new ‘King of Naples’. That’s exactly what happened in the last 6 months. The current ‘King of Naples’ is, of course, Kim Min-jae. It is as if the succession ceremony for the King of Naples has been held.
And soon, there is a nearly 100% chance that Kim Min-jae will face a greater situation than Koulibaly. That’s right, winning Serie A. Even Coulibaly couldn’t do it. Kim Min-jae is on the verge of winning the championship 33 years after Naples’ greatest legend, Diego Maradona.
If the championship is confirmed, Koulibaly’s presence cannot follow Kim Min-jae. The true succession ceremony of the ‘King of Naples’ will be held. If Min-jae Kim transfers to a big club this summer, it is clear that Napoli will be in trouble several times over finding a replacement for Koulibaly.