‘Kim Min-jae belittled’ and brought in another CB…Tottenham loses big, ends up on release list

Keeping Kim Min-Jae was the right move.

Tottenham will eventually get rid of the defender they paid a lot more for three years ago after ignoring him. They won’t be able to utilize him properly, send him out on loan here and there, and then sell him. The best case scenario for Tottenham right now is that the club that takes him gets promoted to the Premier League. That way, they can get every penny of the transfer fee.

The player in question is Welsh international Joe Roden, according to Paul O’Keefe, who writes about Tottenham for the British publication Football Insider and is considered to be well versed in the club’s affairs. When O’Keefe was asked on social media on Wednesday, “What’s going to happen to Roden?” he replied without hesitation that “Spurs are planning to sell him.” With a year left on his contract, it seems that the idea is to sell him to the right club to maximize his return.

Roden is currently on loan at Leeds United in the English Championship (2nd Division). He played for Ki Sung-yueng’s former club Swansea City in the Championship before joining Tottenham in the summer of 2020, at a time when the club was under the management of Jose Mourinho. He arrived in the middle of the 2019-2020 season and was looking for a center back for the new season.

Mourinho asked Son Heung-min for a recommendation for Kim Min-jae, who was playing for Beijing Guoan in China. Mourinho called Son Heung-min’s phone and spoke to him on video.

However, Tottenham were hesitant to spend billions of dollars for Kim Min-jae. Mourinho has told the story of Kim on several occasions. “The transfer fee for him (Kim Min-jae) was £10 million (approx. 17.1 billion won), but Tottenham only offered half of that, £5 million (approx. 8.5 billion won). “The deal could have been done in the range of £7-8 million,” he said. “But Tottenham didn’t have the money then, unlike now. I spoke to him on FaceTime two or three times, and he really wanted to come to Spurs. But he couldn’t come,” he said of the deal that fell through.

Spurs, however, thought he was proven 토토사이트 and paid £15 million with options to bring him in, and it was a disastrous move.

In the end, Rodney played just 12 games in his first season at Spurs and only made three appearances as a substitute in his second season, 2021-2022. Injuries compounded his lack of presence. Last season, he was loaned out to French side Rennes, where he started 16 games for about half the season.

This season, his place in the Spurs lineup has been the same. When Anzhi Postecoglou arrived at Spurs last summer, he brought in Dutch defender Marky van der Vaart from Wolfsburg to replace existing Argentine center back Cristian Romero. In January, he also secured Romanian international Radu Dragucin.

Roden went on loan to Leeds, who were relegated to the second tier, and it turned out to be a huge success. He played 43 of the club’s 46 Championship games, 42 of them as a starter.

Leeds finished third in the Championship this season, setting up a promotion playoff semifinal against sixth-placed Norwich City. He played the full time in the first leg away to Norwich, which concluded on December 12th. However, Leeds would have to draw 0-0 with Norwich and win the second leg at home on the 16th. Tottenham are hoping that Leeds’ promotion will allow them to sell Rodney Parry. In any case, the signing of Roden, who was made at the expense of Kim Min-Jae, is destined to be a failure.


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