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Report: Leicester join Tottenham in hunt for South Korean defender Kim Min-jae

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Report: Leicester join Tottenham in hunt for South Korean defender Kim Min-jae

Leicester City have reportedly joined Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign South Korean defender Kim Min-jae.

According to 90min, Spurs’ task of signing the 23-year-old may have just gotten considerably tougher, with the Foxes now ready to test the waters over the Beijing Guoan centre-half.

At the moment, Brendan Rodgers is dealing with something of an injury crisis, with Wilfred Ndidi forced to partner Caglar Soyuncu at the back in the first two Premier League games.

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Filip Benkovic has a hip injury, while Jonny Evans – who is suspended for Leicester’s first three games, recently picked up a thigh strain on international duty.

90min say Spurs are still the favourites to land Kim, who has been capped 30 times by his country, and that Heung-min Son has been pleading with the board for his international teammate to be signed.


Son may prove to be a trump card in the negotiations, but Leicester have been very good when it comes to signing defenders in recent years.

Harry Maguire – now the world’s most expensive defender at Manchester United of course – Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu are all success stories at the King Power and Kim may look at that track record and fancy himself to shine in the Midlands.

TBR’s View – Tottenham need to get a move on

Leicester could potentially be a big threat here for Tottenham in their reported pursuit of Kim.


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The Foxes are without doubt an attractive proposition, with a great coach at the helm.

If Spurs are still intent on landing Kim, they need to act fast and elbow Leicester and Rodgers aside with little time now remaining in the transfer window.

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