Report: Defender left frustrated after club refuse to sanction Spurs transfer

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham’s chances of signing Kim Min-Jae might have taken a blow with Sky Sports now reporting that Beijing Guoan are determined to hold on the central defender.

Reports over the last couple of days have claimed that the North Londoners are close to agreeing a fee with the Chinese Super League club for the defender’s transfer (Sports.news.naver via TEAMtalk).

However, Sky Sports now reveal that Beijing Guoan have informed Kim that they want to keep hold of him and will not be sanctioning his sale.

The centre back is currently observing 14-day quarantine in a Beijing hotel, after flying to China ahead of the league’s restart.

The South Korean international is reportedly frustrated by his club’s firm stance as he gets set to return to training.

The report asserts that Beijing Guoan see Kim as an important part of their backline and will not sell the 23-year-old unless they receive a substantial offer to change the mind of the Chinese Super League outfit.

Spurs Web Opinion

One of the reasons Tottenham might have wanted to take a gamble on Kim could have been because of his relatively low cost. I doubt we would pay a considerable fee for him if Beijing Guoan are determined to hold on to the defender. If he is to cost upwards of £20-£25m, then the North Londoners might instead look at other options with experience at the top level.

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