Tottenham could struggle to keep hold of in-form attacker Heung-min Son this summer due to his recent impressive form.
That is the view of former Spurs striker, Darren Bent, who told talkSport, that he believes some of Europe’s top clubs will be monitoring the South Korean ace.
Son has been in fine form during 2018/19.
He has 11 goals and five assists to his name during the campaign and has really stepped up in the absence of Harry Kane.
The 26-year-old has ensured that Spurs haven’t missed the England striker’s goals too much.
Son’s vitally important goals have propelled Spurs into contention to win the title, and whilst it is unlikely, there is still a remote possibility that it could happen.
Bent scored 18 goals for Spurs between 2007 and 2009 and he believes that Son’s blistering form will have alerted other clubs towards his ability as a player.
He told talkSport: “Son is an amazing player.
“Everything about him, the way he plays the game, he’s such a threat and he can finish with his left and right feet.
“The only worry for Spurs in the next few years is losing some of these players.”
Bent could have a point
Mauricio Pochettino is yet to win silverware during his time with Spurs and whilst he is quite blasé about that, his players might not be.
If Spurs continue to come up short in their quest for elusive trophies then some of their key performers could be tempted to look elsewhere, Son included.
Bent doesn’t necessarily think that will be the case for him departing the Londoners and believes his quality alone will have clubs watching with intrigue.
He continued: “People are going to look at Son and think, ‘he’s a lot better than we thought’, and he offers so much more than just scoring goals with his work rate and creativity.
“Just the way he seems to be around the place – you can see the Spurs fans love him and his team-mates love him. You can’t often buy that sort of player.”
It remains to be seen whether a summer suitor will come forward to try and lure Son away from Spurs.
Qualifying for the Champions League again and making a good fist of winning the title would certainly aid Pochettino is his quest to keep him at the club.