Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly targeting Napoli defender Kim Min-jae this summer, and they may have an advantage in securing his signature with the help of star player Heung-min Son. The South Korean defender joined Napoli last summer and has impressed with 36 appearances for the Italian team this season.
According to Football Insider, Tottenham are keen on pursuing Kim once again after their failed attempt to land him previously. The report suggests that Spurs are willing to activate the £43 million release clause that will be available for two weeks in July to sign the 26-year-old.
Furthermore, Kim is believed to be interested in moving to the Premier League, which could attract several clubs to compete for his services. Tottenham, however, may have a “slight advantage” over their rivals as Son, the South Korean captain, is a good friend of Kim’s.
The Times reports that Liverpool and Manchester United are also interested in Kim, but Tottenham could have the upper hand in negotiations due to the bond between Son and Kim. Kim has 49 caps for South Korea and has scored three goals for his country.
Although Tottenham’s chances of signing Kim may depend on whether they qualify for European competitions next season, the North London club could make a significant impact in the transfer market with the addition of the highly-rated defender.