According to a report in Germany, Tottenham star Son Heung-min may be considering a move away from the club, claiming that he is ready for the next step in his career.
Son joined Spurs from Bayern Leverkusen in August 2015 for a reported £22 million and has since developed into one of the best attackers in the world.
Last season was perhaps the best of his career, as he scored 23 league goals and finished as the joint top-scorer with Mo Salah. He also provided 9 assists. Those performances helped him finish 11th at the Ballon d’Or last week, which is quite impressive for a player who hasn’t won a trophy, with only Erling Haaland finishing above him in 10th place.
Despite the fact that his contract with Tottenham runs until 2025, German news outlet Sport 1 has reported that Son is ‘preparing’ for his ‘next career step’.
According to the report, the South Korean is willing to leave Spurs for a ‘bigger’ club with PSG, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid all interested. It claims that Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti has ‘kept an eye’ on Son.
The report also suggests that with the player already 30 years old, he may not have the patience to wait for Spurs to win a trophy. Spurs have emerged as one of the established ‘big six’ in recent years, particularly under Mauricio Pochettino, but they have only reached the finals twice in that time, losing both of them.
They were backed this season to be the team that would challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the title but despite a decent start, it is their rivals Arsenal who pose to be a bigger threat to City than Antonio Conte’s men.
Spurs have now lost two games in a row, first to Manchester United in midweek and then to Newcastle a few days later, indicating a slump in form.
Their next game is up against Sporting Lisbon as they host the Portuguese in the Champions League. They lost the away fixture to them 2-0 but will be hoping to bounce back from their recent defeats with a convincing win.