Everton may lose out on signing the South Korean Van Dijk

SS Lazio have been given the opportunity to sign Everton target Kim Min-Jae.

News emerged a couple of days ago that South Korean defender Kim Min-Jae has been linked to a number of European teams. A host of clubs including Everton, Lazio, PSV, and Porto have been keeping tabs on the ‘monster’ defender. Numerous attempts have been made in the past as well to sign the South Korean. Watford and Southampton have tried to sign the 23 year old, but no move materialized.

Kim Min-Jae plies his trade in the Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan and is a wanted man across Europe. Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti is also convinced that the centre back can make it big in Europe. The centre back is truly one of the biggest sensations in Asian football and hopes are running high that he can achieve similar feats to Tottenham Hotspur winger Heung Min-Son in Europe.

Everton have been in the news for a new defender and the South Korean Van Dijk is a very viable option. He may be an unproven talent in the Premier League, but his outstanding performances for Beijing Guoan and national side South Korea attest for his robustness and solidity. However, the blue team of Merseyside may need to forget signing Min-Jae as another European powerhouse have been given the chance to sign the 6 feet 3 inch defender.

According to Inside Futbol, Italian giants SS Lazio have been offered the opportunity to sign Kim Min-Jae. The 23 year old is available for a fee in the region of €15 million and the Serie A outfit will be willing to debit that amount for a highly rated prospect. Le Aquile are also chasing Hellas Verona’s Marash Kumbulla but will have to spend much more for his services.

This will be a major blow for the Toffees if they fail to sign the 23 year old but must remain optimistic on other targets. As for Kim Min-Jae, he can be an owner of his own destiny and choose whichever team he likes because the queue of the European top dogs is long and isn’t ending anytime soon.

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