Journalist Christopher Michel has shared some exit news out of north London involving Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min.
The Lowdown: Son stars…
While you can argue the South Korea international has made a slow start to this 2022/2023 Premier League season, you absolutely cannot deny just how crucial he has been in recent years – especially last season.
Son finished 2021/22 as Spurs’ top goal scorer and shared the English top flight’s golden boot award with Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah.
As per WhoScored, the winger was also Antonio Conte’s best-performing player by average match rating – making a pretty incredible 30 goal contributions in 35 league starts.
Bewilderingly, Son missed out on a place in last season’s 2022 PFA Team of the Year, prompting Spurs legend Robbie Keane to call him the ‘most underrated player in Premier League history’ (talkSPORT).
The Latest: Son ‘thinking about’ leaving Spurs…
According to reports, there has now been an update on the 30-year-old’s future, with Real Madrid reportedly eyeing a move.
Journalist Michel, speaking to Bernabeu Digital, says Son is contemplating an exit as the European big hitters keep tabs.
“Son is relatively old, he has not yet dared to make the jump to a very big European club. Maybe that is why he is thinking about it so much now, even though he has extended his contract with Tottenham Hotspur until 2025.
“This season it seems that he will not be able to get the Premier League either. It is also not clear that he can give his best version with Antonio Conte. The 2019 Champions League final lost against Liverpool also had a lasting effect. Son doesn’t want to end his career without a title. A club like Real would almost guarantee it for him.”
The Verdict: One to watch?
Having signed a new and improved deal till 2025, Lilywhites chairman Daniel Levy is in a strong position to demand a big fees and it’s questionable whether Real would give in in taking into account Son’s age.
The £192,000-per-week star would command a hefty price, not just in terms of the transfer bid, but also potentially in wages, agents fees and other add-ons.
Galacticos president Florentino Perez will need to invest significantly in a player already past 30, and despite Son’s own apparent desires, we believe a transfer looks more unlikely than not.
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