Napoli list Atalanta defender Giorgio Scalvini as primary replacement for Kim Min Jae

With the departure of Napoli star defender Kim Min Jae to Bayern Munich becoming imminent, the Partenopei have listed Atalanta central defender Giorgio Scalvini as their primary target to fill the void within the back-line. ‘

La Gazzetta dello Sport, via TuttoNapoli, reports that the reigning Serie A champions are prepared to discuss with Atalanta  the potential sale 19 year-old rising star, who has a hefty price-tag of €40m.

As it stands, Kim is inching closer to a move to Bayern Munich after having played a vital role within Spalletti’s title winning campaign last season within his first season on Neapolitan soil following his €18.05m transfer move from Turkish outfits Fenerbahce last summer.

The Bundesliga giants have reached a personal agreement regarding a five year-deal with the 26 year-old South Korean international and are prepared to pay his €60m release clause.

Consequently, Napoli have turned towards Scalvini to join as the successor of last year’s Serie A defender of the year, as the 19 year-old right-footed defender has played a significant role under Gasperini, attaining 32 games-played within the domestic league over the course of last year’s campaign.

Julian Faustini Ι GIFN


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