According to Korean News outlet SPOTV, Tottenham could be gifted a late boost in the pursuit of defender Kim Min-Jae despite his club having reportedly accepted a bid from Lazio – with the young star currently undecided over going through with a move and rumoured to prefer north London.
Min-Jae, who has been targeted by Spurs this window as Daniel Levy and co continue the hunt for a centre-back, is closer than ever to completing a Lazio switch but his hesitation and alleged desire to join Jose Mourinho could provide late hope.
Beijing Guoan have allegedly made their decision by accepting the Serie A side’s £11.8 million bid, plus £1.8m in add-ons, with the 30-cap international now having the option to complete a dream European move.
Should Min-Jae become Spurs' sixth summer signing?
Yes, get it done Levy
No, need a striker first
However, according to SPOTV, Spurs would be his first choice over Lazio and the 6ft 3 ‘monster‘ could entice Levy as a viable candidate to become defensive back-up.
Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, speaking to the Last Word on Spurs podcast earlier this month, confirmed that the club are on look-out for centre-back options given the current lack of depth or leaders in the squad.
Lauded as one of the rising stars of football in Asia, Min-Jae has already attracted plenty of attention for his South Korea performances at just 23-years-old – included being named in the 2019 Asian Cup tournament’s all-star squad despite a shock quarter-final defeat to Qatar (The Guardian).
While the odds could be stacked against Spurs swooping in to scupper a Lazio deal, especially considering recent priorities with the Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon moves, Min-Jae’s hope over a Tottenham switch may just not rule it out.
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