Tottenham Hotspur hold Son Heung-min ‘advantage’ in Napoli defender Kim Min-jae race
Son Heung-min gives Tottenham Hotspur a minor ‘advantage’ over other teams in their pursuit of Kim Min-jae, who plays for Serie A giants Napoli, according to the Daily Mail.
Spurs’ forward is the captain of the South Korean national team. The centre-back has been a key part of the Taegeuk Warriors’ squad. Over the years, the 26-year-old defender has garnered 49 caps for the East Asian country.
The North London side are eyeing the former Fenerbahce star’s £40 million release clause. However, apart from the Lilywhites, Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool have also ‘expressed an interest’.
European giants Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also looking to acquire the South Korea international’s services. As a result, the 26-year-old has several options on the table as of now.
Min-jae signed for Napoli in the summer of 2022. The centre-back’s impressive performances have caught the eyes of many people. With the South Korean playing a pivotal role, the Partenopei are on course to win the Serie A title for the first time in 33 years.
Tottenham’s backline has been shaky all through the season. We cannot seem to keep a clean sheet or hold on to a lead. As a result, we have dropped crucial points in our last two matches.
Against Southampton, Spurs took a two-goal lead with around 15 minutes remaining in the game. However, the North London side were unable to hold onto the advantage and the game ended in a 3-3 draw.
In our previous fixture in the English top flight, we visited Goodison Park. Michael Keane’s late strike once again denied the Lilywhites the three points, with Everton snatching a draw from the jaws of defeat.
Cristian Romero has been our only decent centre-back over the last few months. The likes of Eric Dier, Ben Davies and Clement Lenglet are bench players at best for a club like Tottenham, with high ambitions.
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Therefore, we could evidently do with more quality in defence. Min-jae is going into his prime years. In today’s market, the 26-year-old’s release clause will be a very good deal for any team that gets him.