Bayern ‘plotting a move for top Tottenham starman ahead of summer transfer
Bayern Munich are targeting a move for Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-Min amid negotiations stalling over a new Spurs contract, according to reports.
The South Korean winger is one of Tottenham’s biggest attacking stars, having scored 18 goals and registered 16 assists for the north Londoners this season.
Sportsmail revealed back in October that Son has entered negotiations with the club over a new £200,000-a-week deal, but a contract has not been agreed as the season approaches its final few weeks.
And according to Football Insider, German giants Bayern Munich are prepared to offer Son a new five-year deal worth over what Tottenham are asking, with the Bundesliga club prepared to wait a year to get their man.
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Son made his name on the European stage while playing in Germany, scoring 49 goals in all competitions for both Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen before joining Tottenham in 2015.
The 28-year-old has just over two years remaining on his current Tottenham contract and Jose Mourinho was confident that the winger was going to sign an extension – despite the delay in negotiations.
The Spurs boss said in February: ‘Son is not a problem, he has a contract still for a couple of years if I am not wrong, maybe even three. I believe, just to wait for the right moment to do it.
‘Probably this situation with the world where we are, the covid situation, I do not think it is the right moment for players and clubs to discuss contracts with so many people losing jobs and not working and difficulties.
‘I believe that when the sun shines again for the world, I believe the club and Sonny they are going to arrive quite easily to a conclusion.’
However, Spurs have exited the FA Cup, the Europa League and the Premier League title race since Mourinho’s most recent comments about Son’s future, with former Tottenham striker and current Sportsmail columnist Peter Crouch claiming the winger could quit to play at a higher level.
Spurs have not won a trophy since Son first arrived at the club in 2015, while Bayern won the treble last season, including the Champions League trophy.
Crouch told BT Sport after Spurs crashed out the Europa League to Dinamo Zagreb: ‘Son and (Harry) Kane are players who deserve to be playing at a higher level than Europa League.
‘Of course they are loyal to Tottenham and we all hope they will be, but games like that certainly don’t help.’
Overall, Son has 103 goals in 270 Tottenham matches since joining the club six seasons ago from Germany.
Source: All Football