Son to ditch Kane and form devastating new partnership with world-class striker as second source confirms Tottenham raid
Harry Kane could lose perfect strike partner Son Heung-min this summer after the Tottenham and South Korea star became the target of a powerful club, according to reports.
Initially it looked like Kane would be the one leaving Tottenham after he emerged on the wish lists of Manchester United and Real Madrid. Both clubs are in the market for a new centre-forward and resultantly set their sights on Kane as an ideal solution.
Man Utd and Madrid were hoping Tottenham would drop their demands below £100million due to Kane turning 30 next month and the fact he will soon enter the final year of his contract.
But Spurs will only let him leave if their £100m asking price is met in full, which has seen Man Utd and Madrid turn to other targets.
Surprisingly, it could now be Son who departs the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. On June 6, CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs tweeted that Son ‘is a target for Saudi clubs for 2024’ and those teams have already taken initial steps towards signing him.
ESPN have now confirmed such interest, although it seems a transfer could happen this year, rather than next summer.
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ESPN claim reigning Saudi Pro League champions Al-Ittihad are ‘ready to move’ for the Spurs attacker and have drawn up a significant bid. It will be worth €60m (£51m), plus add-ons.
In order to tempt Son to move to the Middle East, Al-Ittihad are preparing to offer him a huge contract worth €30m (£25.6m) per season. That works out at an incredible £492,000 a week, far more than the £192,000 per week Son currently earns in North London.
Son Heung-min could achieve big-money move
Should Spurs accept the bid and Son agree to join Al-Ittihad, then he could form an incredible new strike partnership with Karim Benzema. The Madrid legend agreed to join Al-Ittihad on a two-year contract, with the option of a further year, earlier this month.
Moving to the Saudi club would also see Son link up with Chelsea rival N’Golo Kante, who is expected to be officially announced by Al-Ittihad in the coming weeks.
Whether Son wants to leave Spurs or not, Al-Ittihad’s move will ultimately come down to the Premier League side. With Kane, they have shown they are not willing to sell their best players unless an astronomical offer arrives, and Son is in the same position.
Potentially receiving £51m for Son would be a great deal for Spurs, considering the fact he will turn 31 in July. Indeed, few European clubs would pay this amount for a player of Son’s age, even though he is a world-class forward.
But Son remains vital to Spurs’ plans of getting into the Champions League next season and therefore it is hard to see them accepting this offer.
Although, with the player’s contract expiring in summer 2025, Spurs may be tempted to accept such a deal next year.
Meanwhile, Spurs’ interest in a La Liga star has been brushed aside as Chelsea are now getting close to landing him.