Tottenham could now have a chance to one day sign Napoli defender Kim Min-jae, with the centre-back having a release clause which can only be activated by non-Italian clubs.
According to Gianluca Di Marziothe South Korean international, who was only announced and unveiled as a new Napoli player on Wednesday, has a €45m (£40m) release clause in his contract which cannot only be respected by foreign teams, with Tottenham missing out on signing Kim this summer.
Spurs and Premier League rivals Everton were both interested in signing the 25-year-old defender, however, it was Napoli who won the race for the titanic centre-back as the Serie A side sought to quickly replace Kalidou Koulibaly after the Senegal international’s move. at Chelsea.
While the chances of Tottenham moving for Kim are essentially nil, the inclusion of such a clause could come in handy later on, especially if Napoli’s new defender impresses for his new club in the coming season, with the Partenopei set. . for a great year under Luciano Spalletti both domestically and in the UEFA Champions League.
Indeed, Napoli will be looking to make their mark in Europe after a disappointing campaign last year, and with club legends Koulibaly, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigine now gone, the Italian side are truly entering a new era, with the signing Kim’s fresh player who could be a new pole carrier for the Serie A giants.
As for Tottenham, Kim moving to Italy could persuade the club to activate the defender’s £40million release clause in the upcoming transfer windows, with manager Antonio Conte appearing to be a big admirer of the southern superstar. Korean.
Tottenham should already consider signing Kim from Napoli
Tottenham have solid centre-back options heading into the new season, but with this explosive detail that Kim has a release clause tailored to non-Italian clubs, Spurs could take advantage over the next 12 months and pull the plug. defender straight from the nose of Napoli. .
After all, Kim is a quality player who will only increase in value during his time at Napoli, and the Asian titan would be a welcome addition to the Premier League if he continues to develop his game this season in Italy, which could force Tottenham to make a move.
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