Tottenham Hotspur are keen to sign Beijing Guoan defender Kim Min-jae this summer, via The Evening Standard.
Spurs have been chasing him for several months and he is widely expected to leave the Chinese Super League in the summer.
Jose Mourinho now has a decision to make as he must figure out whether or not to prioritise his pursuit of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg instead.
It is no secret he must fix his defensive problems sooner rather than later, as the Lilywhites have leaked goals for fun over the course of the season so far, as they have conceded more goals than Manchester United and Premier League champions Liverpool this season.
However, Mourinho does not have the luxury of an unlimited budget, as he will have to resort to orchestrating swap deals, signing free agents and hunting for bargains when the transfer windows opens.
Bearing this in mind, it remains to be seen what deals can be made in the weeks ahead.
Kim, 23, who is affectionately known as ‘Monster’, has already won 30 caps for his country despite his young age, winning a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in the process, which exempted him from certain military duties (via The Guardian).
The South Korean cuts an imposing figure at the back, as he stands at 1.9m tall, which explains why Mourinho wants to sign him in the summer.
The Portuguese was desperate to sign Harry Maguire during his time in charge of Manchester United, and although he didn’t get his wishes the first time round, the South Korean international is of a similar build.
As it stands, Spurs seem set to spring a surprise on their closest rivals as they have moved one step nearer to signing Kim, who would make a welcome addition to the squad.
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