Is there a savior who will put an end to Kim Min-jae’s mistreatment
Bayern Munich wants Ronald Araujo.
Florian Plettenberg, a reporter for Germany’s Sky Sports, said on his social media on the 28th (Korean time), “Munich is very interested in signing Araujo. Munich has been observing him for two years. Munich wants him. “We have already made inquiries to the club. Coach Thomas Tuchel also wants to sign him. However, Barcelona is considering renewing Araujo’s contract,” he said.
He is a high-quality center back from Barcelona. He has stable defensive ability based on his solid physical height of 192 cm, and is a ‘complete’ center back with fast speed and high-level build-up ability despite his tall height.
He began his life in Europe by moving to Barcelona in 2018. After immediately showing his talent at Barcelona B, he was included in the first team list from the 2020-21 season and stood out by scoring 2 goals and 1 assist in 33 games, including the cup competition.
Afterwards, he developed into the team’s ‘key’ defender. In the 2021-22 season, he appeared in 30 games in the league alone, led the team, and scored 4 goals, showing the temperament of a ‘suit striker’. Although he had the ‘misfortune’ of suffering an injury last season, he still showed good performance after his return. His position is solid this season as well. He has scored one goal in 11 games, including cup competitions.
Munich is interested in his outstanding performance. Munich has recently observed several center backs. Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu and Manchester United’s Raphael Varane have also been linked to transfer rumors.
There is a reason. This is because the defensive squad is quite thin. Currently, there are only three ‘professional’ center backs in Munich. The main characters are Minjae Kim, Dayot Upamecano, and Matthijs de Ligt. Among them, the only player who plays consistently is Kim Min-jae. Upamecano and De Ligt are both injured.
Naturally, a ‘controversy over mistreatment’ emerged regarding Kim Min-jae. In fact, Kim Min-jae has been playing without a single break since the league opened. There was no rest even during the international match period. Kim Min-jae flew thousands of kilometers to play for the national team and immediately returned to Germany to play. As this situation continued, concerns were expressed in Korea about Kim Min-jae’s physical strength, and similar reactions began to emerge locally.
Munich needs reinforcements as a centre-back. If Araujo joins, not only will the pressure on Kim Min-jae be reduced, but a new combination can also be expected. 스포츠토토 ~