Report sheds light on Tottenham’s reported interest in centre-back Kim Min-Jae

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Dom Le Roy

Over the last couple of days, Tottenham have been linked heavily with a move for Beijing Guoan centre back, Kim Min-Jae.

Tottenham are reportedly leading the race for the 23-year-old who was also said to be attracting interest from RB Leipzig, Lazio, Porto, PSV Eindhoven, Southampton, and Inter Milan.

Reports have indicated that the 6’3 defender, nicknamed ‘the monster’, could be available for €15million (£13.5m) this summer (The Sunday Mirror – 21/06/2020, page 72).

However, a report in The Telegraph (as relayed by TBR Football) now sheds more light on Spurs’ approach for the South Korea international.

It is suggested that the defender’s relationship with his club has become strained and that Spurs are watching the situation closely.

The problem reportedly stems from Kim recently making comments in an interview in South Korea referring to the lack of ability of two of his defensive team-mates, Chinese internationals Yu Dabao and Wang Gang (South China Morning Post).

It is thus claimed that the central defender could be on his way out of the Chinese capital this summer, with Spurs ready to pounce.

Spurs Web Opinion

It is hard to make a judgement on Kim Min-Jae given that he has not played in Europe. He could turn out to a potential gem or potentially completely useless. Even if we are interested, one would presume that it is not Jose Mourinho who is pushing to sign the 23-year-old.

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