Reports in Germany today are suggesting Tottenham Hotspur winger Heung-min Son could be on his way this summer. Sport1 is suggesting Son is open to the idea of moving and challenging for silverware elsewhere. The report names Manchester United, Liverpool and even North London rivals Arsenal as interested parties – with a £61 million price-tag being mentioned.
So should Spurs consider selling him?
Son had a great season with Spurs in 2017-18. He scored 18 goals and was one of the most used Spurs players throughout the campaign. Whilst £61 million is a lot of money, Spurs have recently been quoted £70 million and £75 million for the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Anthony Martial respectively.
Therefore, that has to be the going rate for Son.
If a team stumps up that much cash for Son, then Tottenham might have to consider selling.
It will not be a popular opinion to sell the South Korean. The fans love him and he is undoubtedly a gifted footballer.
But if a £75 million offer comes in, Spurs would have to accept it. They could use the money to fund a replacement and there are reasons to sell Son.
He is still something of a streak player, great when in form and missing when not. Then there is the fact that 24 months ago, it looked as though Mauricio Pochettino could sell the winger. After an indifferent first campaign at White Hart Lane, it appeared for a while that Son was heading back to Germany. He has since changed the Argentine’s opinion, but at £75 million Pochettino could be reminded. Then there is the continuing spectre of his looming military service in South Korea.
Tottenham should, by all means, fight to keep Son at the club this summer. He is an excellent asset and a player they should not willingly sell. But if the transfer fee breaks the £75m threshold, then a sale would surely not be out of the question.