Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly demanding €40 million for their out-of-favour forward Son Heung-min, who is attracting interest from the Bundesliga.
Although the transfer window has closed, VfL Wolfsburg remain keen on signing the South Korean winger, and Spurs are demanding €40 million for him according to reports in German newspaper Bild. Despite showing early promise, Son has failed to have a consistent impact in the Premier League under Mauricio Pochettino.
This is not the first time that the German club has expressed a desire to rope in the South Korean. Earlier this season, when the transfer window was still open, Wolfsburg had submitted a bid of €30 million which Pochettino duly dismissed. However, the end result could be different this time around, particularly if Son continues to look unsuited to England’s top tier.
Son arrived at White Hart Lane last summer following a €30 million move from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. During his stint in Germany, Son scored 49 goals for Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen in 165 appearances. In contrast, he has only been able to score 8 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham. The Bundesliga may therefore be a better fit for Son and a return to Germany may be in his best interests.
However, his decision to miss South Korea’s World Cup qualifier against Syria so as to be able to commit himself to the Spurs cause goes a long way in showing how determined Son is to be successful at White Hart Lane. Son would definitely not want to return to the Bundesliga after a paltry 18-month stint in North London, and will look to convey that in his performances. How well that works out for him remains to be seen.