Bayern Munich will reportedly not make a transfer raid on Tottenham for winger Son Heung-min this summer, contrary to previous speculation.
Son, who moved to Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen, has proved one of the club’s best signings in recent times. The South Korean has scored 103 goals and assisted 63 others in 270 appearances. As such, he earned his latest contract extension in 2018 under former manager Mauricio Pochettino.
However, he has gone on to form a crucial partnership with fellow forward Harry Kane. In fact, the pair recently became the Premier League’s most prolific strike pairing.
Talk has therefore surfaced that Spurs will tie Son down to another new deal. Such speculation began last year, but there has been no real movement over the extension.
As such, fresh reports have claimed that Bayern are plotting a swoop for the 28-year-old.
According to Bild journalist Christian Falk, however, the claims are ‘not true’.
Instead, the player’s agent is reportedly playing transfer poker with Spurs in a bid to generate movement over his client’s future.
Like clubs across Europe, though, Spurs are financially struggling amid the cost of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jose Mourinho: Heung-Min Son contract situation not a problem
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says Heung-Min Son's contract situation is 'not a problem' and that he is confident the club will 'quite easily' agree a new deal with the forward in the future.
However, Tottenham have struggled more than most after being unable to fill their brand-new, state-of-the-art stadium for 12 months now.
Doubt has also emerged over Kane’s future at the north London club. The England captain has been backed by some pundits to seek a move away if Spurs fail to win the Carabao Cup this season.
Kane and Son have forged a fantastic understanding, scoring 45 goals and assisting 32 others between them this term.
While Son’s current terms expire in 2023, Kane has a further year on his deal.
Kane backed to seek Tottenham exit
After Roy Keane backed him to move, the Dutchman said: “He [Keane] is right, although, of course, he [Kane] is the man at Tottenham.
“It may sound crazy, but you would almost say go to Manchester United or something, stay in England. Usually, it’s not such a success when an English player goes to Madrid.
“For Tottenham, he is a guarantee for goals, and he earns a fortune there too, so he doesn’t have to leave for that.”