Liverpool eye possible €90m Van Dijk replacement

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • 1 Apr 2023 21:45 BST
  • 3 min read
Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool, 2022/23

Liverpool are weighing up a move for Kim Min-Jae ahead of a summer move, according to reports emerging from France.

The Napoli defender could come in as a replacement for Virgil van Dijk, whose form has been off this season.

Paris Saint-Germain are also looking at the centre-back ahead of the summer transfer window - so Liverpool would face a bit of a tough test if they were to try and buy the defender.

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Indeed, the 26-year-old South Korean has been linked by many top sides this year owing to his great form.

If the Reds bought him, it is thought that Min-Jae - valued at €90million - wouldn’t be necessarily an immediate replacement for Van Dijk, the report continues.

Min-Jae is liked by Liverpool

Min-Jae is liked by Liverpool

Though, owing to the huge price that the Serie A side will demand, they would have to fit him in and provide regular game-time - and this may come at the expense of Van Dijk.

Min-Jae ponder next move

Meanwhile, Foot Mercato say that the possibility of joining Liverpool is the subject of debate by Min-Jae and his representatives - in that he seems open to the move to Anfield.

Kim-Jae was bought from Fenerbahce for €18m last summer and has attracted interest from some of Europe’s elite sides - but his focus is on finishing the season in Naples, with a Serie A title on the horizon.

Napoli would like to extend his contract and possibly remove the release clause - which currently stands at €47m - in order to make it tricky for potential suitors to prise him away.

His side are also armoured with the likes of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Victor Osimhen as well and so won’t need to sell them all in the upcoming window.

Reports are that their asking price for Osimhen is around £110m and so they will have enough financial might to keep hold of the rest of their star names.