Tottenham Hotspur have been linked to Fenerbahce star Kim Min-jae
According to Fotospor (h/t ESPN), Tottenham Hotspur are linked with the Fenerbahce defender Kim Min-jae. Nicknamed the “Monster”, the South Korean can help secure the Spurs defence in need of reinforcements.
The 25-year-old can play on either side of the defence and has also established himself as a regular at his current club. Should he move to London, he could very well suit the back three system employed by Antonio Conte due to his flexibility.
He has played in 15 matches this season and has also earned three clean sheets in the process. Kim could feature for his side tomorrow against Olympiacos in the UEFA Europa League as they look to qualify for the knockout rounds.
Spurs will also face competition from other European clubs who are interested in the services of the South Korean international. Juventus and Bordeaux have been keeping tabs on the player regarding a potential move in the future.
Daniel Levy has decided to make an offer for the centre-back amidst competition from others. A price tag of €25m have been named for the defender, and Fener could be persuaded to let go of their man for that price.
However, the three interested parties are hesitant to meet that amount as they do not want to pay more than half of the said valuation. It is understandable why the clubs feel that way as the South Korean has not had much exposure at the top level.
It would still be early stages for Levy to jump the gun on the Fenerbahce defender due to the lack of top-level exposure. His Europa League matches would be a good time for the scouts to assess him, and even then, the price tag seems a bit expensive.
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It would be risky to spend such an amount on a relatively unknown player who is yet to make a name in Europe. Some may argue that we should take the opportunity before someone else gets his signature. However, being 25 years of age, he is not a young prospect and due diligence needs to be done before we reach a decision.