Tottenham Hotspur are hoping they can use Heung-min Son to their advantage when trying to sign Napoli defender Kim Min-jae in the summer.

Kim signed for Napoli last summer and has set the world alight during his 36 appearances for the Italian side this season (Transfermarkt).

Kim-min Jae

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According to Football Insider, Tottenham are keen to step up their pursuit of the South Korea star once again, after failing to land him previously.

It is thought Spurs could be willing to meet the £43 million release clause that will be active for two weeks in July to secure Kim’s signature.

Encouragingly, the player himself is believed to be keen on a move to the Premier League (CalcioMercato). If Kim does want to play in England, there could be a line of suitors waiting to snap him up.

A report from The Times suggests Spurs are not the only Premier League side interested, with Liverpool and Manchester United circling the 26-year-old, too.

However, it is suggested that Tottenham may have a “slight advantage” over their Premier League rivals, and it’s all thanks to Heung-min Son.

Son is the South Korea captain and is thought to be a good friend of Kim’s. It seems Tottenham will hope their star attacker can persuade the Napoli defender to join him in North London.

Kim has 49 caps for South Korea and three goals for his country (Transfermarkt). There’s a chance then, that having that bond at international level could be the key to Spurs getting their man this summer.

Spurs Web Opinion

I would absolutely love to see us sign Kim Min-jae, but it won’t be easy to persuade him to come to Spurs.

He looks set to win a title at Napoli and will be in the Champions League again next season.

As things stand, we face a real battle to qualify, and if we miss out on the top four it would be almost impossible to sign Kim, you’d think.

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