Bayern Munich will try to exploit Son Heung-Min’s contractual uncertainty at Tottenham and lure him into the Bundesliga, according to a report.
Son’s contract with Tottenham expires in 2023 and talks have started on a new deal for the South Korean star. According to FootballInsider Daniel Levy offered the striker a new five-year deal on £ 200,000 and the Son was ready to register. However, before Christmas, with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the difficult discussions were halted. And now the source claims Bayern are considering a move for the 28-year-old. They even claim that the Bavarians are “ready to wait a year to get him out of Tottenham”.
Only last month Son spoke about the negotiations and he echoed the thoughts of Jose Mourinho, who said it was indecent for players to order big pay increases when much of the world was in pain.
“It’s a little unfair to talk about a new contract at the moment, I’m focused on the games and my team and that’s the most important thing at the moment,” Son said.
“I’m happy to be here and I’m working hard as a player and as a team. It’s a little unfair to talk about a new contract. “
The German champions are considered “great admirers” of Son and plan to relocate to bring him back to the country. Son made a name for himself with Bayer Leverkusen before heading to north London for £ 22million in August 2015.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is also ready to be patient with his move and could hang on until June 2022, when the player will only have 12 months on his contract.
This would allow Bayern to get Son back for a bargain price. Levy is however as astute as they come and probably won’t let that happen.
Son has turned out to be a good deal and his numbers for Spurs are impressive. Son has scored 103 goals and 63 assists in 270 appearances for Spurs, including 18 goals and 16 assists this season.
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Allen worries about Tottenham duo
Former Spurs forward Clive Allen admits Harry Kane’s departure is a very real concern. He also says that he could be followed through the exit door by Son.
“I think like I said about Champions League football, the financial implications…
“Without a shadow of a doubt Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are Daniel Levy’s main assets,” Allen said talkSPORT
Levy faces a “ big decision ” this summer over head coach Jose Mourinho’s future, according to Athletic’s David Ornstein.
“Would he consider selling [Kane]? There will be suitors, I’m not sure there are too many who can actually afford it. But there are one or two who would certainly be interested in Harry Kane’s services.
“His record is phenomenal, what he has done for the club is incredible, but without winning anything.
“I think the nature of the beast. There has to come a time when he has to think about leaving the football club, which is unthinkable for Spurs fans.
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