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Tottenham hopeful of deal for Korean defender

Tottenham are hopeful of completing a deal for South Korean defender Kim Min-jae, who has been described as an Asian Virgil van Dyck.

The 23-year old is currently playing for Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan, but has attracted attention from across Europe, and has been on the radar of both Arsenal and Chelsea in the past.

However, Spurs are looking to steal a march on their rivals and have opened talks already with the Chinese club about a transfer, although their two opening bids have been turned down. Guoan want £15 million for a player who joined them in January 2019, but who has only played one season with them so far due to delays in the Chinese Super League starting this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite that, Tottenham are still optimistic that a deal can be done to reunite Kim with his South Korea teammate, Son Heung-min, who has just been voted Spurs’ Player of the Year.

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