Tottenham Hotspur have been linked to some of football’s biggest stars in recent weeks but nothing has transpired so far.
Now this could be about to change, as Tottenham have opened talks with Beijing Guoan for Kim Min-jae.
Spurs are reportedly the front-runners to sign the Imperial Guards defender in the summer and a move seems to have taken one step closer.
The report claims Son Heung-min’s influence could be decisive as the two South Koreans are international teammates.
Kim, who is affectionately known as ‘Monster‘, has earned 30 caps for his country and scored three goals so far. The 23-year-old collected a gold medal with his compatriot at the 2018 Asian Games and was rewarded with military privileges upon his return.
Tottenham have conceded more goals than Chelsea, Manchester City and leaders Liverpool in the Premier League this season.
Coupled with the fact Spurs have had to cope with an ageing defence, this is a major cause for concern.
However, Kim could end up solving all of their problems.
While Jan Vertonghen and Toby Vertonghen have been criticised for their fragile performances, the South Korean stands at 1,90m tall, which is roughly 6’2, and would be a physical presence at the back.
Jose Mourinho desperately wanted to sign Harry Maguire when he was in charge of Manchester United. Although he didn’t get his wishes, Kim is would cost a fraction of the price the Red Devils paid Leicester City.
Moreover, Spurs have been linked to the centre-back in the past, and it seems Mourinho is determined to get his man with Son’s assistance.
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