Mourinho “I wanted to bring Kim Min-jae, but Tottenham…”

AS Roma Jose Mourinho (60) of the Italian professional football Serie A revealed an anecdote that he wanted to recruit Korean “monster defender” Min-jae Kim (27, Naples) when he was coach of Tottenham Hotspur, but failed due to lack of support from the club.

At a press conference ahead of the 2022-23 Serie A round 20 away match against Napoli on the 28th (local time), coach Mourinho revealed the secret story behind Kim Min-jae, saying, “I will talk about one Napoli player.”

He said, “When I was at Tottenham, I had a video call with a player who is now playing for Napoli. I wanted to sign him, but Tottenham did not help,” he said. “(At the time) it was possible to bring him for 7 to 8 million euros, but Tottenham only offered 5 million euros.” 바카라사이트

Mourinho took over from former manager Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 and led Tottenham for about a year and a half. He said, “I had two or three video calls with that player. He really wanted to come to Tottenham, but he couldn’t,” he said.

This shows that Tottenham regretted not recruiting Kim Min-jae, who was playing for Beijing Guoan (China), because he did not trust Mourinho’s discernment at the time and devalued him. Kim Min-jae, who joined Napoli this season, has played 18 out of 19 league games and leads Napoli with the fewest goals.

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