Napoli defender Kim Min-jae has triggered massive interest among a host of clubs, including Fulham, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
As per Calciomercatoweb, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham are interested in signing in 26-year-old South Korean defender Kim Min-jae from Serie A giants .
Following Kalidou Koulibaly’s move to Chelsea in the summer, Napoli broke the bank to bring Kim Min-Jae to Italy from Fenerbahce. And the 26-year-old has made a relentless transition while keeping his team at the top of Serie A.
His standout performances at the back have inspired Napoli to an unbeaten start to their Serie A campaign. And clubs like Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, and Fulham are expected to knock on the door to explore a potential move.
Spurs’ good start to the season has got marred by inconsistency and injury issues. So Antonio Conte wants to upgrade his defence in January. Defence has been pretty vulnerable as several players have been pretty error-prone letting the guard off a number of times for Tottenham.
Kim Min-jae has a hefty release clause in his contract. But interested parties will only have 15 days to answer their query. Napoli will block all kinds of advances, and Tottenham will need to splash a record sum if they really want to pursue a move for the 26-year-old.
Manchester United are also monitoring the progress of the player, and Erik ten Hag has felt the need for another defender at Old Trafford. Lisandro Martinez has been superb since his arrival from Ajax. But uncertainty is looming over the future of Harry Maguire, who has seen fallen down the pecking order. And Maguire might leave Manchester United in the summer.
Manchester United will assess various options. But they are unlikely to raid Napoli in January, and a summer transfer looks more likely, given their heavy spending in the last transfer window.
Fulham have done exceedingly well under Marco Silva, and the Portuguese manager ideally wants another defender to strengthen his backline. The Cottagers prefer to field a high-line defence and Kim’s accuracy and proficiency could be a big plus point for them. They have recenlty shown interest in Koffi Djidji.
Kim’s game-reading ability has been on point, and his aerial ability should help him to dominate games in the English top flight with ease. But Napoli might not fancy selling the 26-year-old, especially if they remain on top of Serie A.