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Tottenham Hotspur interested in Kim Min-jae

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Kim Min-jae to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the January transfer window.

What’s the talk?

According to reports in Turkey (via Sport Witness), Fabio Paratici is keeping a very close eye on the situation of the centre-back – with whom Spurs have been heavily linked over the past 12 months – ahead of a potential move in the winter market.

The report added that, while Fenerbahce only signed the 25-year-old this summer, the Super Lig side would be open to parting with the South Korea international in January, as long as an interested party were to submit an offer of €20m (£17m).

Would Kim Min-jae be a good signing for £17m?

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Perfect Romero replacement

With the recent news that Tottenham’s Cristian Romero has suffered a high-grade hamstring strain which will keep him sidelined until around February, Paratici could well look to dip into the January market in order to provide Antonio Conte with cover for the 23-year-old defender.

Considering the length of Spurs’ interest in Kim, in addition to the defender’s impressive returns for Fenerbahce this season, a move for the 6 foot 3 centre-back would indeed seem to make a great deal of sense this winter.

Indeed, over his 13 Super Lig appearances, the £5.85m-rated defender has averaged 1.6 tackles, 1.7 interceptions and 2.8 clearances and won 64% of his duels per game.

These returns have seen the player dubbed a “monster” average a WhoScored match rating of 6.71, ranking him as Fenerbahce’s joint ninth-best performer in the league.

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The £33k-per-week defender has also impressed over his five Europa League appearances, making 1.8 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and four clearances and winning 65% of his duels per game, with these metrics seeing him earn a SofaScore match rating of 7.02.

As such, with January being one of the busier months of the Premier League calendar, a swoop for Kim would indeed appear to be a very wise one for Paratici to make, as the prospective signing of the centre-back could well prove to be the difference between securing a top-four finish and falling short come the end of the season.

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