Real Madrid will have to cough up €70 million to prise South Korean forward Son Heung-min away from Tottenham Hotspur.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Tottenham Hotspur will demand €70 million to part ways with Son Heung-min. The South Korean attacker is the subject of interest from Real Madrid over a possible move next summer.
Son Heung-min has gone from strength to strength since joining Tottenham Hotspur from Bayer Leverkusen in August 2015. A pivotal figure for the north London club, the 30-year-old forward has established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League. And he reached his pinnacle on the personal front by winning the Golden Boot last season.
But the South Korean international has struggled to match the heights of last season thus far in the 2022/23 campaign. Son has a sub-par tally of five goals and two assists in 18 appearances in all competitions. But the player remains highly sought after in the market, with Real Madrid keen on signing him.
At Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti has a formidable offensive unit at his disposal. With Rodrygo Goes improving and Vinicius Junior becoming a talismanic figure for Los Blancos, the attack has been in tip-top shape this past year. But Ancelotti has concerns over the form and futures of Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio.
While Hazard continues to flatter to deceive, Asensio is in the final months of his contract. Real Madrid will thus have to plan to bolster the attack in the 2023 summer transfer window. And Son has rightly emerged as a viable target for the reigning La Liga champions.
Recent reports claimed that Tottenham will not entertain any bids for Son. But according to Fichajes, Spurs have slapped a price tag worth €70 million on the South Korean forward. That valuation might not be enough to thwart Real Madrid, with Los Blancos financially sound to invest €70 million in a player.
Tottenham will likely remain uninterested in parting ways with the 30-year-old. But Son’s desire will also be crucial for the Merengues and their bid to sign the player. It will be interesting to see if Real Madrid will be open to shelling out €70 million to land the Tottenham attacker in 2023.