Tottenham Hotspur could make another move to sign Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae, according to reports in the last 48 hours.
The Lowdown: Paratici contact
The centre-back’s ‘close’ friend, Ho Lee, recently revealed that Fabio Paratici did try to complete a deal before the move to Naples to join the Serie A outfit, and was obviously unsuccessful in his pursuit.
The Latest: Spurs’ second attempt?
According to Area Napoli (via Sport Witness), Tottenham ‘had their eyes on’ Kim during his Fenerbahce days, and had ‘almost taken him’.
Despite previously missing out, it’s stated that Antonio Conte’s team ‘haven’t forgotten’ about the colossus, and ‘could come to take Min-Jae away’ in the future.
This ‘won’t be easy’ though, as a result of Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis being ‘not ready to give up’ on his new star.
The Verdict: Get it done…
Kim still has three years remaining on his Napoli contract so it won’t come cheap to prise him away, but Spurs should definitely get this deal done if the opportunity does arise again.
The South Korean, labelled ‘impressive’ by colleague Alessandro Chanoly and nicknamed the ‘monster‘, is averaging 5.3 clearances per league game, by far the most in his team, also winning four aerial duels each outing (WhoScored).
Kim Min-Jae at Spurs?
As well as being a rock at the back, Kim has also put his size to good use and netted two goals in six games, showing his threat in the final third, an attribute that will no doubt be just as attractive to Conte.
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