A surprise report from Italian outlet Calciomercato has claimed that Son Heung-min is Juventus’s dream signing, and Aaron Ramsey could be offered as part of a future bid for the Tottenham Hotspur star.
Son looks set to enjoy his best campaign for Spurs by quite some way this season. The 28-year-old has already scored 13 goals and contributed six assists in the Premier League.
His partnership with Harry Kane has been absolutely lethal. So it will come as no surprise to Tottenham fans that the South Korean appears to be attracting attention.
Remarkably, Calciomercato claims that Spurs could be open to selling Son as part of a future overhaul of the squad. It is suggested that he would cost around £78.5 million.
And Juve would apparently be keen to test Tottenham’s resolve to keep the forward. According to Calciomercato, he would be their dream signing.
And it is suggested that the likes of Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi could be sold to raise funds. It is also claimed that Ramsey could be offered to Spurs as part of the bid for Son.
TBR View: Spurs swapping Son for Ramsey looks so unlikely
You could understand if Tottenham fans were not buying into the report at all. Admittedly, Calciomercato makes no mention of how Spurs may respond to such an offer. But that is just one of the elements that would be difficult for supporters to get their heads around.
Being open to selling Son, on its own, would be a hugely unpopular stance. And letting him go for less than £80 million – around £52.3 million if a swap with Ramsey takes place – would do nothing to alleviate the anger.
Ramsey has had a mixed time since arriving at Turin. And of course, Tottenham fans need no reminding of where he was before he joined the Old Lady.
Eurosport meanwhile, reported earlier this month that Son is in advanced talks over a new contract.
So it is unimaginable that Spurs would consider cashing in – let alone agreeing a swap deal that sees Ramsey make a return to North London.