Tottenham Hotspur are getting involved in some very late transfer activity. They recently made an unsuccessful bid for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, and have now been offered €30 million for their own Korean winger Son Heung-Min.
Son arrived at Tottenham from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen for €30 million last summer. However, he could be on his way back to Germany if Spurs agree to sell him this season. Vfl Wolfsburg have long been interested in the South Korean attacker, and have now submitted a €30 million bid to Tottenham for the player, according to German publication Bild.
The 24-year-old scored 41 goals in three seasons for Hamburger SV and Bayer Leverkusen before joining Spurs. However he has endured a poor debut season in the Premier League, scoring just eight goals in 42 appearances in all competitions for Spurs. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has mostly used him as a substitute.
Die Wolves have recently sold Dutch striker Bas Dost, and had earlier lost German attacker Andre Schurrle to Borussia Dortmund. Son would immediately move into the first team, and the player could well push for a move. Spurs are also likely to seriously consider the offer, as they would recoup the amount they spent on him last summer.
A winger seems to be the final signing on Spurs check list this summer. They have so far signed striker Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar and central midfielder Victor Wanyama from Southampton.
The club have been strongly linked with Marseille winger Georges-Kévin Nkoudou, and they recently launched an unexpected and ultimately unsuccessful bid for former Manchester United and current Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.
The current first-choice wingers at Spurs are Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen, but the latter is more of an attacking play maker rather than a winger per se.
The back-ups for the position include Nacer Chadli, Son Heung-Min, Clinton N’jie, as well as highly rated teenager Josh Onomah. However, landing a pure winger remains a top priority for Spurs.
The sale of Son could facilitate a last-minute transfer, but it remains to be seen whether the usually composed Mauricio Pochettino indulges in a little bit of transfer window madness this time around.