Lee Kang-in goes to PSG, Kim Min-jae goes to Munich Join a prestigious European club

PSG Lee Kang-in cheers after scoring his UCL debut goal

2023 was a year in which Korean players such as Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain, PSG) and Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) joined world-famous clubs one after another, raising the status of Korean soccer.

The news on July 9 (Korean time) that Lee Kang-in would play for France's 'strongest' PSG until 2028 was a signal.

Lee Kang-in, who was called a 'genius' as a child, made his name known on the world stage by leading Korea to second place in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup and winning the Golden Ball (Best Player).

Lee Kang-in, who passed through the Spanish La Liga and finally wore PSG's blue uniform, got to eat together with world-class players such as Kylian Mbappe (France), Ousmane Dembele (France), and Ashraf Hakimi (Morocco).

Lee Kang-in, who won a gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held this year, immediately established himself as a regular starting midfielder at PSG, and on the 3rd, PSG played a game wearing uniforms with the players' names written in Korean for the first time in the club's history, and Lee Kang-in's Its presence was acknowledged.

National soccer team defender Kim Min-jae signs a five-year contract with Germany's Bayern Munich.

Even before soccer fans' excitement subsided with Lee Kang-in's joining PSG, 'Iron Pillar' Kim Min-jae surprised fans again by signing a five-year contract with Bayern Munich, the most prestigious club in the German Bundesliga.

Manchester United, Manchester City (England), PSG, etc. competed for Kim Min-jae, and the final winner, Munich, paid 50 million euros (approx. It is reported that 71.5 billion won) was paid.

Kim Min-jae grew steadily through Jeonbuk Hyundai, Beijing Guoan (China), Fenerbahce (Turkiye), and Napoli.Last season, he became the first Asian player to win Serie A's 'Best Defender' and 'MVP by Position', and is currently writing a new history in Korean soccer as Munich's starting center back. 스포츠토토맨

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