Watford are in decent form this season and are currently positioned in the seventh position in the Premier League table. The Hornets have won nine of their 23 matches this season and should be determined to hold on to their position until the end of the season.
Javi Gracia has done a fantastic job with the resources he has at his disposal and might look to add a few new faces to strengthen Watford’s chances of a top-six finish. According to Mail Online, Watford are in talks with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors over a £6m deal for defensive ace Kim Min-Jae.
The 22-year-old is one of the most highly rated players in Asian football and is nicknamed “Monster” for his 6’2” frame, which gives him an edge over his opponents when it comes to vying for the ball, whether on the ground or in the air.
He currently plies his trade for the K League side Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and has been one of the most reliable players for his national team as well.
The Hornets already have a number of quality defenders in their lineup with the likes of Craig Cathcart, Adrian Mariappa and Christian Kabasele putting in some good shifts throughout the season. The inclusion of a player like Kim Min-Jae would add more steel to their lineup and could help them achieve their dream of finishing the season in the top six (unlikely but we will see).
The fact that the player has no prior experience of playing in the Premier League might be a detriment for the South Korean star’s chances of sealing a move to Vicarage Road. However, his brilliant composure and ability to take on the opposition attackers fearlessly might provide him with a passage to one of the biggest leagues in the world.
Watford have not been doing much wrong this season, and they would need to be precise in their decision making for the rest of the season as well. Their backline has performed well this season and could get better with the inclusion of the South Korean centre back in their lineup. It would also be a dream move for the player, and if the deal goes through, it would be a win-win situation for both the parties involved.