Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Kim Min-jae, and they are ready to pay €50 million to sign him from Serie A giants Napoli.
A report from Tutto Napoli claims that Tottenham want to sign Kim Min-jae in the summer. The north Londoners are willing to pay €50 million to sign the South Korean defender from Serie A giants Napoli.
According to journalist Raffaele Auriemma, Kim Min-jae has a release clause of around €50 million in his contract. And his suitors will be able to trigger that between the 1st and 15th of July.
He said, “There is already a club that has gone out of balance, let’s talk about Antonio Conte’s Tottenham who has made it known that they are willing to pay that 50 million euro clause so that two South Koreans can play together: Kim and Son. Confirming how the Premier League is fertile ground for this type of player.”
The 26-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham before he joined Napoli from Fenerbahce. But Spurs failed to complete a deal for him back then and the Serie A giants swooped him away instead.
It seems Tottenham are prepared to return for the player once again. Kim impressed at Fenerbahce, and he was snapped up by Napoli at the start of the season. Since then, the South Korean defender has been the mainstay of the Serie A club’s back four.
It is no surprise that Spurs are keen on signing the player. They are in need of defensive reinforcements, and it will be interesting to see if they can reunite the player with his compatriot Son Heung-min. Both players are currently away on World Cup duty and they will look to impress in Qatar.
If Kim performs at a high level in Qatar, it will not be surprising to see Napoli demand a premium for him. However, in order for that to happen, they will have to agree on a new deal with the player and raise his current release clause from €50 million.
Tottenham need to bring in a quality entry back who can partner Cristian Romero at the heart of their defence. The likes of Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez have proven to be error-prone. They signed Clement Lenglet from Barcelona at the start of the season, but the Frenchman will return to his parent club at the end of the season.
Kim is at the peak of his powers right now, and he could transform Tottenham at the back. He could form a quality partnership with Romero, who has been impeccable since his move to London.