Juventus scouted a rumoured Tottenham target Kim Min-jae before making a move to sign Gleison Bremer, a player Fabio Paratici is a big fan of and was hoping to bring to north London this summer.
According to CalcioMercato, Juventus considered signing a South Korean international in order to fill Matthijs de Ligt, who is expected to join Bayern Munich this week. However, the Serie A club decided not to sign Bremer from Torino.
The Brazilian defender is one of the most sought-after players on the European transfer market this summer, and despite rumors of a move to Tottenham and close links to Inter Milan, Juventus now appear to have swooped in and signed Bremer, with Fabrizio Romano revealing on Twitter that a 40 million (34 million) fee has been agreed.
With Kim's reported valuation of 20 million, the rumoured Tottenham target might have been a cheaper alternative to Bremer, but, with Juventus now stumbling onto a cash cow in De Ligt, signing the reigning Serie A Defender of the Year makes perfect sense.
Indeed, with Bremer anticipated to stay with Inter for the majority of the summer, Juventus have also appeared to be hindering their chances in defeating the Nerrazzuri, with Tottenham also expected to be reeling from losing out on the South American legend.
Clemeny Legnlet is the most likely defensive reinforcement for Antonio Contes' side this summer, but most fans and commentators agree that Bremer would have been the most exciting signing, yet as with many sagas in Italy, Juventus looks to be the side that will win the race to the talented centre-back.
Bremer's signing makes more sense than Tottenham's Kim's.
Juventus have the option to sign any centre-back they desire this summer, with De Ligt expected to sign for Bayern for a massive transfer fee. While Kim would have been a solid replacement, Bremer is probably the best option the Old Lady could have chosen in the transfer market.
Bremer has returned from a dismal season with Torino, and the Brazilians' talents would be appreciated at Juventus, given that they now need a left-sided centre-back to replace De Ligt, much to the dismay of Tottenham, with Paratici seemingly eager to sign the Serie A star this summer.