According to an exclusive report from 90min, Spurs are moving to sign Beijing Guoan defender Kim Min-jae and are ‘confident‘ a deal could be completed soon – with a Tottenham source allegedly explaining to the outlet that talks are ‘ongoing‘ and both sides are optimistic that business can be ‘concluded‘.
The 30-cap South Korea international, who has been hailed as his country’s equivalent to Liverpool star defender Virgil van Dijk, is currently at the centre of discussion between chairman Daniel Levy and the Chinese Super League outfit according to 90min.
Would Kim Min-jae be your ideal first summer signing of the window?
Yes, bring him in, especially for £15m
No, don't do it Levy
Indeed, while we are apparently yet to exceed the £10 million bidding mark for his signature, with Guoan valuing the player at around £15m, both sides are still positive that they can reach an agreement soon.
Spurs’ negotiations to sign the 6ft 3 colossus began earlier this month, with a source ‘confirming‘ that two opening bids were swiftly rejected – especially considering they did not live up to the club’s valuation.
However, as the two clubs carry on discussions, every party around the table expect that a resolution could be nearing – which would make Min-jae our first signing of the looming summer transfer window.
While the centre-back, who has been dubbed a ‘monster‘, arguably plies his trade in an inferior division – he still possesses a fair few landmarks on the international stage.
Min-jae, having already racked up a noteworthy amount of caps at just 23-years-old, was picked out during the 2019 Asian Cup for a team of the tournament spot despite his side going out early in the quarter-finals after a shock defeat by Qatar.
Now, the ‘immense‘ defender could be on his way to north London, and the next few weeks will be interesting to see if we do manage to complete a deal.