Tottenham hit by major transfer concern as report claims top star will join Harry Kane in considering north London exit
Reports have emerged that a key Tottenham forward is considering his future in north London and could look to leave next summer.
Son Heung-min has made a huge impact on Spurs since arriving at the club in 2015 from Bayer Leverkusen for what now looks an absolute snip at just £21.9million.
In 341 games in all competitions, the 30-year-old has scored 136 goals and laid on 76 assists. He also won the Golden Boot last season with 23 Premier League goals, equal with Mo Salah.
However, the South Korea legend has yet to win a trophy in north London and has not been at his best at the start of this season.
Son has scored five goals in 16 games so far, although three of those came in a rout of Leicester.
And according to Sport1, the former Hamburg youngster is now weighing up his future at Spurs. Although the report does add that he will not make any decision until the summer.
Indeed, Son is still under contract until 2025 after penning a new deal with Tottenham last year.
Sport1 adds that, should the forward decide it’s time for a fresh challenge, Real Madrid will be firmly in the running for his signature.
Carlo Ancelotti is known to be a admirer of Son, having come up against him during his time in England.
However, Real are currently packed in the wider attacking areas. Indeed, they already have Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde to call on. Recent Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema is also expected to extend his contract beyond 2023.
But with Marco Asensio expected to leave on a free next summer, a vacancy could open up in Real’s squad.
Son exit unthinkable as Kane rumours grow
For Tottenham, the potential of losing Son is not worth thinking about – especially with Harry Kane’s links to Bayern Munich.
The England skipper is also weighing up the possibility of leaving his boyhood club.
A recent report suggested Kane is ready to give up the chance to become the Premier League’s all-time top goalscorer for silverware in Germany instead.
Much will depend on how Tottenham do in the remainder of the season. However, their recent form is a cause for concern.
Having secured their best every start to a Premier League campaign after the win at Everton, they were woeful in a midweek loss to Manchester United and then produced another poor display in a home loss to Newcastle.
The good thing for Antonio Conte is Spurs are still third in the table and in touching distance of Arsenal.
Next up for Tottenham is a home clash with Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday night. They then head to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.
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