According to Il Mattino (01/10/22 – as relayed by Napoli Magazine) Napoli centre-back Kim Min-Jae, who was rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar, has now emerged as a target for Manchester United.

Kim was linked with a move to Tottenham during the summer transfer window, with reports even indicating back in July that the centre-back was hopeful of completing a switch to the North London club (AreaNapoli).

However, it was Napoli who won the race for the South Korean, who has made a fine start to life at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

One of the centre-back’s advisors was quoted as saying to Calcio Napoli 24 last month that Antonio Conte’s men were among several sides who showed interest in the player before his switch to Naples.

If Il Mattino’s latest update is to be believed, Kim’s performances this season have not gone unnoticed around Europe, with Man Utd now set to enter the race for the defender.

The report claims that the 25-year-old’s contract at Naples has a release clause of €50m (£43.4m), which will only come into effect in July 2023.

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Given how well Kim has done this season at Napoli, Tottenham’s decision not to pursue him in the summer is looking like a blunder. The South Korean would have been an ideal cover for Eric Dier in the middle of the backline, as well as for Romero at right centre-back. There is no doubt that he would have been a considerable upgrade on Davison Sanchez.

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