£44m World Cup star rubbishes Tottenham transfer rumours
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£44m World Cup star rubbishes Tottenham transfer rumours

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with South Korea international Kim Min-jae in recent months.

In November, CMW claimed that Spurs were in the race for the Napoli centre-back.

Meanwhile, Italian journalist Raffaele Auriemma reported that Spurs have already ‘made a move’ for Kim.

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This speculation surfaced alongside reports that the 26-year-old had a £44m release clause in the first weeks of July.

However, the player himself has now rubbished speculation linking him with a move away.

Kim only joined Napoli in the summer, but he very quickly made an impact at the Serie A club.

Unsurprisingly, this has led to speculation over his future.

However, the player has now suggested that, as he only moved clubs six months ago, he wasn’t planning to do so again just yet.

Indeed, Kim stressed that transfer rumours about him “disturb” him, and that’s one of the reasons he’s been avoiding interviews.

“There are a lot of transfer stories around me, but I’ve only been at Napoli for six months,” he told You Quiz, as relayed by Calciomercato and Sport Witness.

“I’ve avoided interviews, and one of the reasons that the rumours about me disturb me.”

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Unrealistic in January – TBR View

Tottenham were linked with Kim in the past – how they must regret not signing him earlier in his career.

His price will skyrocket now he’s dazzling in Serie A and the Champions League, not to mention playing at the World Cup.

Not only that, but Spurs were always extremely unlikely to sign Kim in January.

Napoli are well ahead in the Serie A title race. Letting such a crucial player leave mid-season would be madness.

And it’s not like the Partenopei are Scudetto regulars – their last one came in 1990.

So it’s pretty much a certainty that they won’t sell any of their key players and risk sabotaging their title hopes.

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