Spurs ‘Favourites’ For Korean Star
Tottenham Hotspur are favourites to sign Hamburg forward Heung-Min Son, according to UK press reports. The 20-year-old has been on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs with Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle all linked with the South Korean this season, but Son’s contract with the Bundesliga side expires in 2014.
Hamburg are hoping to tie Son down to a new deal and both The Independent and the London Evening Standard claim he has been offered a new deal worth £45,000 a week by Hamburg.
But a slump in form at the Bundesliga side – which included a 9-2 defeat at Bayern Munich two weeks ago – has taken its toll on the youngster:
“He’s young and you have to realise that the current uncertainty has made its mark on him,” Hamburg coach Thorsten Fink said yesterday.
Son has scored nine goals for the club this season but hasn’t found the back of the net since he scored twice in the 4-1 win at Borussia Dortmund two months ago.
Spurs are believed to have had an interest in Son since last summer when they sold Rafael van der Vaart to Hamburg but the Bundesliga side rejected any interest in the youngster and claim no official approaches have been made.
Spurs are also being linked with a fresh bid for Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo after he was spotted in London with his girlfriend instead of attending the Rome derby with Lazio on Monday.
Spurs were interested in the Argentine-born striker in 2011 before he moved to Roma from La Liga side Espanyol and reports from Italy claim Osvaldo could be on his way out of the club this summer after he lost his place in the starting line-up. However, Spurs will face competition for his signature from both Juventus and Fiorentina.