According to reports from Germany, its been suggested that South Korea winger Heung-min Son of Tottenham Hotspur could be on his way out of the club this Summer. Claims from Sport1 hints (translate page) that Son is keeping his options open, even considering moving away from White Hart Lane in order to fight for silverware, and the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United all being of interest. A price-tag of £61m has also come into the equation.
Son enjoyed a fantastic season with his current side, having scored 18 goals, and being one of the most utilised player in the squad. £61m is A LOT, but there are fresh quotes for, and Anthony Martial at £75m, and Wilfried Zaha at £70m respectively.
That surely means somewhere along the lines of that, that has to be the going rate of Son, right?
If a club is willing to spend that much, Tottenham Hotspur will ultimately have to do the deed, and the decision won’t go down too well with Spurs fans, given that the 25-year-old is a firm favourite amongst the Tottenham faithful, and his talent goes without question.
Should the North London club decide to let go, they could replace with the funds, and there are key factors into selling the 2015 AFC Asian Cup runner-up.
He’s been given the tag of “streak player” meaning that he’s red hot when on form, but often goes awol when he’s not performing, coupled with the fact that Mauricio Pochettino was looking to sell, and looked to be on his way on a return to Germany following an average first season, but has since improved under Pochettino, but with his £75m price-tag not going unnoticed, the Argentinian could yet be selling. The news doesn’t get any better however, as an ever-growing cloud of military service in South Korea draws ever nearer (for the sake of Tottenham Hotspur fans, hopefully there’s a loophole).
Tottenham Hotspur should be wrestling to keep him this Summer, given that he’s a brilliant acquisition, and should not be bullied into selling, but a sale wouldn’t be ruled out, should a club stump up the correct fee.