Real Madrid transfer plans could destroy Tottenham, as the Los Blancos target Son Heung-Min after an amazing season in the Premier League.
Son Heung-min is a superstar for Tottenham, and Real Madrid is keeping an eye on him in anticipation of a surprise raid for the South Korean.
Recall that the striker’s father claimed last month that his son must play for a world-class team before he can be considered a world-class Player? We all know Real Madrid is a world-class team, if not the first.
Then, it’s possible that the South Korean won’t be able to reject this arrangement if it goes through.
Son emerges as a top target for Real Madrid
The 29-year-old had a standout season, helping Spurs win a Champions League spot while tying Mo Salah for the league lead scorer with 23 goals and earning his first Gloden Boot.
Son has been consistent in north London over the past six years, and this has caught Real’s attention in Spain.
According to journalist Rudy Galetti, Son is on the 14-time Champions League champions’ shortlist of forward players to recruit this summer.
After losing Gareth Bale, Carlo Ancelotti wants to strengthen his offensive line. The deal for Isco is also about to expire, and Liverpool is interested in Marco Asensio, who may move to the Premier League.
Son, who has 131 goals and 73 assists in 324 games for Tottenham, is one of a select group of forwards who have been mentioned as potential targets for Real Madrid, according to The Sun.
Other targets also on Real Madrid radar aside Son
Real had planned to sign Kylian Mbappe, but after a well-publicized snub, they were furious. Erling Haaland’s acquisition also went through, with the Norwegian ending up at Manchester City.
Currently, the Spanish are also interested in Serge Gnabry of Bayern Munich.
A move to the Bernabeu has also been linked to Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison of Everton, and youngster Alejandro Garnacho of Manchester United.
Son Heung-min, a South Korean professional football player who was born on July 8, 1992, is a forward for Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur.
He is renowned for his lightning pace, finishing ability, two-footedness, and play-linking skills. He is regarded as one of the best players in the world and one of the greatest Asian footballers of all time.
Born in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, Son traveled to Germany to join Hamburger SV at age 16, making his debut in the German Bundesliga in 2010.
He joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2013 for a club-record €10 million, then two years later, he signed with Tottenham for £22 million, making him the most expensive Asian player in history. Son broke Cha Bum-record Kun’s for most goals scored by a Korean player in European competition while playing for Tottenham and rose to the highest Asian goalscorer in both Premier League and Champions League history.
After his fellow countryman Park Ji-sung in 2019, Son became the second Asian to ever start in a UEFA Champions League final. He became the first Asian player to win the Premier League golden boot in the 2021–22 season with 23 goals.
Son, a full international since 2010, played for South Korea at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups, and his three goals have tied him for the tournament’s most goals scored with Park Ji-sung and Ahn Jung-hwan. Son has additionally competed for South Korea at the AFC Asian Cup in 2011, 2015, and 2019, as well as the 2018 Asian Games, where the squad won gold.
Son has been listed in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 from 2019, he ranked third in 2022 and is regarded as a symbol of national pride in South Korea for his accomplishments outside of football.
Son was awarded the Cheongnyong Medal in June 2022 for his football accomplishments, the highest honor of merit in sports awarded to a citizen of South Korea.
- UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2018–19
- EFL Cup runner-up: 2020–21
- FIFA Puskás Award: 2020
- Eurosport Player of the Season: 2021–22
- Best Footballer in Asia: 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
- AFC Asian Cup Team of the Tournament: 2015
- AFC Asian International Player of the Year: 2015, 2017, 2019
- AFC Opta Best XI of All Time (FIFA World Cup): 2020
- The Asian Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sports: 2016
- AIPS Asia Best Asian Male Athlete: 2018
- Asian Footballer of the Year: 2020, 2021
- UEFA Champions League Set-piece Goal of the Season: 2014–15
- Bundesliga Debut of the Hinrunde: 2010
- Korean FA Player of the Year: 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021
- Korean FA Goal of the Year: 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021
- Cheongnyong Medal: 2022
- Premier League Player of the Month: September 2016, April 2017, October 2020
- Premier League Goal of the Month: November 2018, December 2019
- Premier League Goal of the Season: 2019–20
- Premier League Golden Boot: 2021–22
- PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month: January 2018
- PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2020–21
- BBC Goal of the Season: 2019–20
- London Player of the Year (Premier League): 2018–19
- Tottenham Hotspur Goal of the Season: 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20
- Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Season: 2018–19, 2019–20, 2021–22
- Tottenham Hotspur Goal of the Decade: 2010–2019