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Watford Eyeing January Transfer For ‘Korean Van Dijk’

Timothy Aiyeku

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Premier League strugglers Watford are reportedly interested in a move for Beijing Gouan defender Kim Min-Jae ahead of the winter transfer window in a few weeks’ time.

According to the Watford Observer, the Hornets want to sign the player dubbed ‘Korean Van Dijk’ mainly due to the similarities with the Liverpool defender.

Kim Min-Jae also known as ‘the Monster’ is a South Korean international having scored twice in his 25 appearances for his country.

The South Korean center back has produced several impressive performances to propel Beijing Gouan into the equation for the Chinese Super League title with three games to go.

Beijing Gouan are one of three clubs battling for the league title as they are in third position and two points off top spot currently occupied by Guangzhou Evergrande.

Watford could have a big task on their hands in the bid to lure the Korean Van Dijk to the Premier League.

According to the Chinese Super League rules, there must be at least one homegrown player in each team and Kim Min-Jae is the only one in Beijing Gouan.

Watford have been in the relegation zone since the start of the season and are in need of defensive reinforcements after shipping 23 goals in the first 12 league games.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.