Tottenham returned to Premier League action last Friday with an intriguing draw against Manchester United.
Once again, Jose Mourinho's men failed to keep a clean sheet, but they did come mighty close until Bruno Fernandes late penalty.
That means the Lilywhites have now kept just two shut outs in the league this calendar year, extending an unwanted record under the Portuguese boss.
There were positive signs with Harry Kane returning but even he has been linked with a move away in recent days and weeks.
Whether he remains in north London remains to be seen, but one person who looks like they'll be departing is defender Jan Vertonghen, who is out of contract.
With that in mind, it's hardly unsurprising that Spurs are in the market to sign defenders this summer. It's already been made clear Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters could face the exit door with players such as Timothy Castagne and Max Aarons linked.
Thomas Meunier had been touted with a switch, but that appears unlikely after reportedly agreeing terms with Borussia Dortmund.
Yet, a new central defender has been linked over the last couple of days.
That happens to be South Korean centre-half, Kim Min-jae, a man nicknamed the monster in his home country. A report from The Sunday Mirror (21/06, pg. 72), claims he could cost Daniel Levy a bargain price of £13.5m.
Due to the player's nationality, Son Heung-min will reportedly be key in luring him to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...
If any defender could fix Spurs' problems then it would be one with that kind of nickname.
Kim may not be the household name that many supporters are crying out for but his reputation in South Korea precedes itself.
He is a colossal presence in the backline, standing at 6 foot 3 while he is just 23 years of age. Clearly a player with potential, he's an incredibly aggressive player.
In 2017, Kim was shown a considerable nine yellow cards, while also being sent off on one occasion. Currently playing for Beijing Guoan, he is known for not only his strength and speed, but also his ability to head the ball away from danger.
In many ways an old fashioned centre-back, he could be the type of ruthless defender that Spurs need in order to improve. Wanted by Arsenal and Everton, he is a highly sought-after player.
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