Son suggests Spurs take another look at Kim Min-jae: Reports

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Son suggests Spurs take another look at Kim Min-jae: Reports

Son Heung-min, right, and Kim Min-jae celebrate after Kim scored a goal for Korea in a game against China at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates on Jan. 16, 2019. [NEWS1]

Son Heung-min, right, and Kim Min-jae celebrate after Kim scored a goal for Korea in a game against China at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates on Jan. 16, 2019. [NEWS1]

 
Son Heung-min reportedly advised Fabio Paratici, Tottenham Hotspur's new sporting director, to sign Kim "The Monster" Min-jae, during preseason discussions with the executive.
 
According to The Boot Room, Son advised Spurs to take another look at Kim as the club looks for to strengthen its defense.
 
Spurs have been linked to Kim before — last year the London club was reportedly interested in the center back. Tottenham reportedly made an offer, but were unable to persuade Beijing Guoan to part with the defender.
 
In the last month, Kim has been linked to Portuguese club Porto and Italian Serie A club Juventus, with reports going so far as to say both clubs had agreed deals with Beijing, where Kim is under contract. When asked to comment on the Juventus story, Kim said he didn't think he was good enough to play for the club.
 
Modesty aside, Kim is a highly rated defender who offers a formidable physical presence in the backline that could see him hold his own against more physical players anywhere in the world.  
 
Kim has 32 caps for the senior Korean men’s team and appeared for the U-23 team eight times, including at the 2018 Asian Games, where he earned a military exemption. Kim’s international performance has gained him a lot of attention, earning him the nickname The Monster for his ferocious defense during the 2017 Asian qualifier for the 2018 Russia World Cup.

BY JIM BULLEY [jim.bulley@joongang.co.kr]
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