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Spurs given green light to sign Kim Min-jae

An update has emerged regarding Tottenham‘s chances of landing Kim Min-jae in the summer transfer window…

What’s the talk?

According to Corriere del Mezzogiorno, Spurs are among a number of clubs interested in signing the centre-back in a potential €19.5m (£16.5m) deal ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

However, Fabrizio Romano has claimed that a Ligue 1 club is currently leading the race, tweeting: “Rennes are closing on Kim Min Jae as new signing. Napoli want him but Kim has now reached an agreement with Rennes on personal terms. #transfers Negotiations now ongoing between clubs with Fenerbahçe for €19.5m.”

However, Football.London has reported that the player is keen on a transfer to north London over other potential moves, giving Fabio Paratici the green light to snap him up ahead of the French outfit if he makes a move this week.

Ben Davies upgrade

The Italian transfer chief must hijack Rennes’ deal to sign the centre-back, as Kim would be an upgrade on Tottenham’s Ben Davies for next season.

In the Premier League last term, the Wales international averaged a SofaScore rating of 6.88 as he played 29 games in the top flight. This was a lower score than Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier and Christian Romero managed, suggesting that Davies is one of the weaker options in that position in N17.

Meanwhile, the Welshman left a lot to be desired in Europe, as he averaged a SofaScore rating of 6.63 in the Europa Conference League. He lost a whopping 67% of his individual battles as he struggled badly in the competition.

In Kim, Spurs can land an upgrade on the 29-year-old. Sky Sports previously revealed that his nickname in South Korea is “monster“, and his statistics for Fenerbahce back that up.

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The centre-back averaged a rating of 6.93 in the Turkish top flight last term and won 61% of his duels, showing that, unlike Davies, he has the strength to dominate the opposition.

He also caught the eye in the Europa League as he averaged a score of 6.97 and won 63% of his battles. The Korean made 3.2 tackles and interceptions per game in Europe as he showed that he has the quality to deliver consistently excellent displays domestically and on the continent.

Therefore, Kim has the potential to be an upgrade on Davies, as he has proven that he can maintain a high standard of performance across multiple competitions, whilst he is also four years younger than the Tottenham defender and has more to offer in the long-term.

This is why Paratici must go through the green light before Rennes close out a deal and it turns red for the rest of the transfer window.

AND in other news, Fabrizio Romano delivers frustrating Spurs update that’ll leave Conte & Levy fuming…

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