As the transfer window gets nearer and nearer, Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with plenty of big names, but no moves have materialised so far.
However, this may all be about to change, as Tottenham are reportedly the front-runners to sign Beijing Guoan defender Kim Min-jae this summer. According to The Mirror, via HITC, Spurs are leading the race for Kim ahead of a number of Premier League rivals, including Arsenal.
Kim, who is nicknamed ‘Monster‘, and Son Heung-min are international teammates for South Korea and the club could use this to their advantage.
Beijing Guoan are willing to let him leave for around £13.5m, which should be more than affordable. Although Daniel Levy has made it clear that Jose Mourinho will be strapped for cash in the summer, this seems to be well inside the club’s tight budget.
Despite his young age, the 23-year-old has already won 30 caps for his country, scoring three goals so far. He notably won a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games with the national team which earned him military privileges. Standing at 1,90m tall, which is roughly 6’2, the South Korean cuts an imposing figure at the back.
Mourinho faces an exodus of defenders when the transfer market opens as Jan Vertonghen and Juan Foyth appear to be on their way out the door.
It is hardly surprising Mourinho is interested in a defender of his build. Indeed, the Portuguese was keen to sign Harry Maguire during his time in charge of Manchester United. While he missed out on signing Maguire at Old Trafford, Kim is a cheaper option.
Spurs were originally linked with the youngster two years ago and they are confident they can get the deal done with Son’s help.
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