Elif Elmas (Napoli), who was a colleague of Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) during his time in Naples, will meet as an enemy on the German stage.
Global sports media The Athletic reported on the 20th (Korea time) that Napoli midfielder Elmas has agreed to move to Leipzig in the German Bundesliga.
The media reported that Leipzig agreed to recruit Elmas for a transfer fee of 25 million euros. Elmas agreed to a contract with Leipzig by the summer of 2028. He will move to Leipzig to complete the contract ahead of the January transfer market.
“The first transfer fee will be 24 million euros (about 34.3 billion won) and 1 million euros (about 1.4 billion won) will be added as an option,” he added.
The media reported that Leipzig is aiming to strengthen its squad for the January transfer window. Some players are expected to come and go in January. In particular, Fabio Carvalho will return to his original team Liverpool. He was loaned to Leipzig this season, but started only one game and was given 152 minutes to play, explaining why Elmas is joining in January.
Leipzig needs reinforcement in the January transfer market. Currently, Leipzig ranks third (10 wins, three draws, three losses, and 33 points), following Bayer Leverkusen (39 points) and Bayern Munich (35 points).
On top of that, they advanced to the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League by ranking second (4 wins, 2 losses, 12 points) in Group G. Leipzig will face Real Madrid (Spain) in the Champions League round of 16 match draw held on the 18th.
Elmas, from North Macedonia, is a midfielder who moved to Napoli (Italy) in the summer of 2019 through Fenerbahce (Turkiye) in the summer of 2017 and advanced to the big league. He is a midfielder who has played 143 games in Serie A and 189 games in Napoli until this season.
In particular, Elmas’ career took a similar path to that of Kim Min-jae, and the two players also maintained a strong relationship when they were Napoli. 헤라카지노
Kim Min-jae, after winning 2-1 in the 13th round of the 2022/23 season league against Atalanta at the Bergamo Gevis Stadium in Italy on Nov. 6 last year, celebrated his victory with Elmas and shouted “Mamma Mia” when he saw the broadcast camera. When he even put his hands together, Elmas couldn’t hold back his laughter.