Report provides update on Tottenham’s rumoured pursuit of Kim Min-jae

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Football.London have provided an update on Tottenham Hotspur’s rumoured pursuit of Beijing Guoan central defender, Kim Min-jae.

Reports from Asia indicated that Tottenham were close to striking a deal for the 23-year-old with the Chinese Super League club (KBN via TEAMtalk).

However, Football.London have now claimed that the North Londoners still have some work to do to complete a deal for the South Korea international.

While they reveal that Spurs have made an enquiry for the 6ft 3in defender, they suggest that a deal is not as advanced as earlier reports claimed.

The report does suggest however that Tottenham remain hopeful of completing a deal for Kim with Jose Mourinho lookung to bolster his options at centre-half.

It is claimed that Son Heung-min’s presence at Spurs is their trump card with the club believing forward can convince his compatriot to join him at Tottenham over other potential suitors.

Football.London also spoke to South Korean football expert, Sungmo Lee, from Goal Korea, who backed Kim to settle in comfortably at Spurs if he does complete the move.

Lee is quoted as saying: “Kim Min-jae is hailed as one of the best centre-backs South Korea has produced in 21th century.

“He has huge potential. He’s big, strong, and fast. He’s strong in the air, and also has good feet.

“He has a strong character as well which Mourinho always likes.

“Therefore, under Mourinho, and especially with Son, he could settle at Spurs very quickly.”

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Multiple reports from South Korea and China do seem to suggest that this deal is moving quickly, while Jose’s answer at today’s press conference certainly did nothing to quash the rumour.

While Kim looks like a promising centre-half, this move is very much a gamble. However, with Dier, Sanchez and Alderweireld at the club, we can certainly afford to give him time to bed in and ease him into the first-team picture.

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