Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly tracking Son Heung-Min and could move to land the Tottenham man in the summer.
According to German publication Sport1, Son Heung-Min should be in demand in the summer, especially after a brilliant World Cup campaign with South Korea. Liverpool and Manchester United seem to have emerged as potential suitors for the Tottenham man.
Son Heung-Min has grown in stature since his move to Tottenham. Arriving from Bayer Leverkusen for a medium-to-hefty fee in the summer of 2015, his maiden season in the Premier League was poor by the standards of an attacker. But, he showed promise in the Europa League, with 3 goals and as many assists in 7 games.
The 2016-17 season was a mild success but the 2017-18 campaign was where Son Heung-Min grew into the superstar that Tottenham had been hoping to be signing when the South Korean had arrived. Son ended the season with 18 goals and 11 assists, with 12 of the goals coming in the Premier League, some being match-winners and some being truly exceptional.
Son’s newfound knack for doing it in the crunch moment saw him ensure that holders Germany bow out of the competition with an injury time goal. In all, Son not only scored 2 goals in the 3 matches at the World Cup but ensured the viewers looked at the South Korean team with respect for their performance during the Group Stage.
It is his newfound stardom that is now attracting interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.
Liverpool’s interest in Son Heung-Min comes as a surprise, with the Reds already having Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. While the Tottenham star would add another goal threat to their squad, Son would unlikely be happy with a bit-part role, especially after a positive World Cup campaign.
Manchester United though, might present an interesting prospect. While Son prefers the left, he played as a centre forward for South Korea at the World Cup and is equally influential when playing on the right, which has been Manchester United’s achilles heel so far.
Son could serve as an excellent deputy to Romelu Lukaku. But, it is his potential to be a solution to the right-wing problem that could see him be a regular for Manchester United, which is Son’s end goal.
On the other hand, he could be content with his status of a regular at Tottenham. But, this presents interesting alternatives to the South Korean attacker. Arsenal have also been named as a suitor. But, the player is unlikely to consider moving to a local rival, ruling Arsenal out.
A €70 million fee is quoted by the report. And, given Son’s performance at the World Cup, the suitors might just be ready to shell out the aforementioned amount. If Tottenham do mean to part with Son for €70 million, we might as well see the South Korean attacker move within the Premier League, be it Liverpool, Manchester United or surprisingly, Arsenal.