Tottenham agree fee to sign defensive colossus


Tottenham have been one of the most baffling sides to work out since football restarted.

The club have beaten Arsenal and swept aside Newcastle in their last two games, but at the same time, they cannot stop conceding.

A defeat against Sheffield United and then a 0-0 draw with Bournemouth added to their inconsistencies – it really has been a topsy-turvy time for Spurs.

Jose Mourinho was thought of as a manager who could potentially take the north Londoners to the next level.

Spurs have been on the verge of completing among the best but have never quite managed to get themselves over the line.

A devastating defeat in the Champions League final last term has been followed by a pretty average domestic campaign. 

At the time of writing, they sit seventh with Harry Kane tipped to leave the club once the transfer window opens. There are clearly enormous worries.


The defence should be the biggest priority for Tottenham this summer, especially with Jan Vertonghen set to leave on a free transfer.

Fortunately, however, it appears as though they already have a replacement lined up.

South Korean outlet claims that the club have agreed a fee of €17m (£15.4m) to sign Beijing Guoan defender Kim Min-jae.

The report states that Kim will now fly to London with both parties singing on the same hymn sheet about a fee.

Negotiations are underway with the two teams positive about a transfer happening.

Kim was initially linked with a move a weeks ago but it now appears the switch is beginning to materialise.


GIVEMESPORT’S Matt Dawson says…

Kim is unknown to a European audience so it remains to be seen whether he could be the answer to Tottenham’s woes.

Their defensive record since Mourinho entered has been far from ideal, conceding a whopping 47 goals in that time.

However, at just £15.4m, Daniel Levy can’t go too wrong.

After all, the player has been described as a “monster”, standing at a colossal 6 foot 3. 


He is a force to be reckoned with in the air and is a commanding centre-half. Those are two traits Spurs’ current backline is missing.

They need a defender capable of dominating the striker, something that clearly wasn’t in action when Alexandre Lacazette thundered the ball into the back of the net last weekend.

Positively, Kim is just 23 years of age too. Even if he doesn’t flourish under the guidance of Mourinho, there is plenty of resale value in the South Korean.

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