Report: Real Madrid eye Tottenham star Son Heung-Min after cooling Christian Eriksen interest
Tottenham Hotspur ace Son Heung-Min is a target for Real Madrid. According to Italian journalist Ciro Venerato’s update on Calcio Napoli, Real Madrid are looking at Son.
The Spanish heavyweights have held a long-term interest in Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen. But a recent report by Sport suggests that Real Madrid have cooled their interest in Eriksen.
Instead, Zinedine Zidane will try to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United. And he also wants versatile Spurs attacker Son.
The South Korea international enjoyed an impressive season for Tottenham, operating on either flank, in the number 10 role or as a centre-forward when Harry Kane was injured.
In 48 games, Son produced an impressive total of 20 goals and 10 assists. This included 12 goals and seven assists in the Premier League. And the former Bayer Leverkusen star now has 67 goals and 36 assists in 188 Tottenham games.
But the North London outfit face a battle to keep him if Real Madrid firm up their interest. A major squad upheaval is expected at the Bernabeu this summer and Eden Hazard has already joined.
Son could be the next Premier League star heading to the Spanish capital. If the 26-year-old leaves, Venerato adds that Tottenham want Hirving Lozano to replace him.
Losing Son would be a hammer blow for Tottenham. He was a constant threat throughout the season with his positive running and eye for goal.
Operating in a number of positions, Son was the most consistent performer for Mauricio Pochettino. And Spurs would find it tough to replace him, even if they did land Hirving Lozano.
Real Madrid reportedly baulked at Tottenham’s £107m demands for Eriksen (Sport). Now, Daniel Levy must hold out for a similar price for Son to ensure he stays.