Report: Spurs on the brink of completing £15m deal for 23-year-old centre-back

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The latest reports from South Korea indicate that Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Beijing Goan centre-back, Kim Min-Jae.

The speculation linking Spurs with a move for Kim first hit the headlines last month when Titan Sports (via  Xinhua News Agency) reported that Spurs had opened talks with the Chinese Super League club for the defender’s signature.

It was claimed that Spurs hoped to use the help of Son Heung-min to convince the South Korean international defender to come to North London (The Sunday Mirror – 21/06/2020, page 72).

Sports.news.naver (as relayed by TEAMtalk) now reveal that Tottenham and Beijing Goan have been negotiating for some time and a deal is close to being struck for the 23-year-old’s transfer.

It is claimed that a £15million has been agreed between the two clubs, who are both confident that a deal can soon be completed.

The report asserts that Spurs face competition from the likes of Arsenal and Everton for Kim, but the Lilywhites are said to be favourites to win the race for the centre-half’s signature.

Meanwhile, the national public broadcaster in South Korea, KBS, also report that a deal of around €17m (£15.4m) has been reached between the two clubs and the defender will now fly to London to complete his medical (Naver Sports).

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This deal does appear to be gathering momentum based on the latest media reports. Signing Kim could prove to be an inspired decision or may completely backfire as the defender comes with no previous experience in Europe. However, the South Korean international does come with a decent pedigree for someone who is just 23 years of age. If we are pursuing him, let’s hope that Jose is fully on board with the acquisition as this very much sounds like a Daniel Levy signing.

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