“It is world class, without a doubt.”
Rumors of a transfer for Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), who is showing his ‘world class’ appearance this season, have once again arisen. It is expected that the choice of moving to the dream club Real Madrid or remaining as a Tottenham legend may be coming.
Spanish media outlet ‘Pichajes’ said on the 28th (Korean time), “Real Madrid evaluated several options to strengthen the squad, and one of them is Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min, an experienced and talented player, is Real’s galak.” “We can add new light to Tico,” he said, sparking rumors of Son Heung-min moving to Real.
Another British media outlet, Cut Offside, also said, “Real Madrid believes that Son Heung-min can have a tremendous effect in strengthening the offensive line. “Real is already watching Son Heung-min’s situation and has expressed interest,” he said. “Son Heung-min is undoubtedly world class and is performing at his best recently. However, Son Heung-min is already 31 years old and Real has been recruiting young players recently, so the key is whether he will show interest even after the end of the season.”
The British media Sports Brief also cited a report by Fichajes on the same day, saying, “Real Madrid is ready to reject the signing of Mbappe in order to bring in Tottenham captain Son Heung-min. “Real is keeping an eye on Son Heung-min as a way to strengthen their offensive line next season,” he explained.
Real Madrid are still struggling with their offensive line after Karim Benzema left for the Saudi Arabian league. Joselu, who was brought in on loan, is not showing good form, and although he is holding on thanks to the performances of Vinicius Junior and Jude Bellingham, his offensive ability is clearly weakening.
In addition, Paris Saint-Germain’s striker Kylian Mbappe, who has been continuously linked to Real, is recently reporting that he is considering renewing his contract, and the link is fading away. As a result, the connection between Real Madrid and Son Heung-min was naturally rekindled.
In fact, this is not the first time Real Madrid has shown interest in Son Heung-min. Even when Benzema existed, the need for wing forward or forward striker resources, which were Real’s weak positions, was constantly raised, and Real were strongly linked with Son Heung-min, who was the joint top scorer in the Premier League in the 2021-22 season.
In October of last year and early this year, there were reports that Real manager Carlo Ancelotti and the board wanted Son Heung-min and would propose a transfer.
At the time, German media outlet Sport 1 said, “Son Heung-min, who has three years left on his contract with Tottenham, is preparing to leap to the next level. “He is now a player who fits into a big club like Real or Barcelona,” he said. “If he wants to add trophies to his career, he needs to leave for a bigger club. “Real is the club where coach Carlo Ancelotti, who is known to be a fan of Son Heung-min, is the club,” he said, mentioning the possibility of a link between Son Heung-min and Real.
In addition, French media outlet ‘lephoceen’ also said, “Son Heung-min is the type of player that Coach Ancelotti likes. “Son Heung-min’s playing style fits perfectly with Coach Ancelotti’s attacking tactics and his new role,” he said, predicting that Son Heung-min will be able to create synergy with Benzema at Real or later take charge of Real’s front line.
However, in this summer transfer market, Harry Kane left for Bayern Munich and Son Heung-min took over as captain, becoming a key player for Tottenham once again, and Real also brought in midfielder Bellingham, whom they had been eyeing for a long time, and the link between the two faded. .
However, as Son Heung-min’s outstanding performance continues, the rumor of a link with Real appears to be resurgent once again, especially in the Spanish media. In fact, Son Heung-min’s rise this year is unusual.
In the 6th round of the Premier League regular season, a North London derby rivalry match against Arsenal was held on the 24th, Son Heung-min scored both the team’s first and second equalizers, leading to a 2-2 draw. Son Heung-min, who scored his fifth goal of the season with two multiple goals this season following a hat trick against Burnley in the third round, also rose to second place in the league’s scoring category.
At the same time, Son Heung-min, who is in his 14th season in Europe, scored his 199th European goal while playing in the Bundesliga and Premier League, approaching the milestone of 200 goals.
Son Heung-min, who scored 49 goals in the German Bundesliga (20 in Hamburg and 29 in Leverkusen), has scored 150 goals in Tottenham alone since moving to the EPL. If he adds just one goal, he will be able to achieve a historic milestone in Korean soccer history, his 200th goal on the European stage.
In addition, Son Heung-min quickly surpassed Darren Bent (106 goals) and Paul Scholes (107 goals) in the PL’s all-time scoring list and rose to joint 28th place with Peter Crouch as the all-time highest scorer. The gap up to the early 20s is not large, so there is a high possibility that the ranking will rise steeply every time a score is scored this season, rising to around 20th place.
Several media outlets that have raised transfer rumors are also predicting a possible transfer date for Son Heung-min as next summer. He is the team’s captain and is leading the team’s undefeated streak, and as he has several record-breaking goals left, the probability of him leaving in the winter transfer market is close to zero.
If so, the important thing now is the next staff after this season. The original team has already started to hold on to Son Heung-min by considering renewing his contract.
British media outlet Telegraph said, “Tottenham will exercise Son Heung-min’s contract extension option to avoid a repeat of a case like Kane,” and “Tottenham will try to avoid uncertainty in the summer transfer market by activating Son Heung-min’s contract extension option.” “He said.스포츠토토
At the same time, the Telegraph said, “Son Heung-min’s existing contract is scheduled to expire in the summer of 2025. However, according to sources, Tottenham is known to have an option to extend the contract by at least one year,” he explained. “If that happens, Son Heung-min will be able to play for Tottenham until 2026.”
As reported by British media, if Son Heung-min accepts the contract extension offer, it is highly likely that he will end his European career with Tottenham while he possesses top-level skills. However, on the other hand, it is also true that now is the best time to join hands in both Son Heung-min’s contract situation and Real’s situation.
Previously, Son Heung-min rejected an offer from the Saudi League that promised an astronomical annual salary of around 170 billion won in the last transfer market. At the time, Son Heung-min expressed his desire to remain in Europe and play more soccer. The answer was that the important thing is not money, but playing soccer.
Real Madrid is a dream club that most soccer players around the world admire, and is a team that can seriously dream of dominating Europe. However, transfers come with realistic constraints such as transfer fees and contracts.
At the same time, Tottenham is the club with which Son Heung-min is most familiar and comfortable. There is also a lot of history that can be written in the EPL. However, it is true that the team’s strength is not enough to aim for the championship despite the strong winds at the beginning of this season. They will not be able to participate in European competitions this season.
In the end, Tottenham’s performance this season and Real’s actual transfer offer are expected to determine Son Heung-min’s stay or transfer. Where will Son Heung-min’s future be headed?