Tottenham on brink of £15m deal for imposing international centre-back

Date published: Thursday 16th July 2020 11:23

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Tottenham are reportedly closing in on the signing of imposing South Korean centre-back Kim Min-Jae from Beijing Goan.

The 23-year-old has emerged as a top target for Spurs for some weeks now, and it appears that a deal is very close.

Standing at 6ft 3in, Min-Jae is a towering centre back who has been a dominant presence in the CSL.

Tottenham have been in talks with Guoan for some time now, according to reports from Korea via Sports.news.naver.com.

A source told the website that ‘as for Kim Min-jae transfer, negotiations are underway between Beijing Guoan and the Tottenham club. Both teams are positive about the transfer.’

The report suggests that a fee of around £15million has been agreed between the two clubs.

Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen a back line that is expected to lose free agent Jan Vertonghen this summer.

The future of Juan Foyth is also debatable as Mourinho looks to shore up a weakness of his team.

However, Spurs are not the only club keen on Kim Min-jae, with Arsenal and Everton also linked.

That potential competition could drive up the price, although Tottenham look set to win the race at this stage.

 

Hasenhuttl plays it cool when asked about Hojbjerg swap with Spurs

Ralph Hasenhuttl was giving little away when questioned if Tottenham and Southampton will organise a swap deal with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Kyle Walker-Peters.

Hojberg, who has been stripped of the captaincy after refusing a new deal at St Mary’s, is reported to be keen on a move to Tottenham. Walker-Peters, who is on loan from Spurs, could be used as a makeweight in the deal.

The young right-back has impressed in his temporary stint at Saints. And Jose Mourinho has said he would allow the player to leave if he wanted.

But, with three games in six days to prepare for, Hasenhuttl is not focusing on transfer rumours. Read more…

 

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