Bayern Munich have set their sights on signing Son Heung-Min – and are prepared to wait a year to get him from Tottenham, Football Insider understands.
The German giants have been alerted to the South Korean icon’s contract stalemate in north London after he had been on the verge of agreeing a new long-term deal.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Son, 28, has been offered a five-year deal worth more than £200,000-a-week by the London club.
He was already ready to pen terms before Christmas but negotiations were then put on hold ahead of the summer.
Bayern are big admirers of Son and are planning a move to lure him back to the Bundesliga after making his name at Bayer Leverkusen.
The German giants could bide their time for a year and wait until the wide forward has a year remaining on his Spurs deal.
His current agreement runs until 2023 and the Premier League club face the prospect of having to cash in.
Bayern’s first choice wide forwards are currently Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman and 2020 signing Leroy Sane, while veteran Thomas Muller can also play out wide.
But Son has a superior record in recent years to the first trio and is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s most dangerous attackers.
Now in his sixth season at Spurs, Son is playing some of the best football of his career has formed an outstanding partnership with Harry Kane .
The 89-times international has scored 18 goals and provided 16 assists from 41 matches this season.
In 270 Spurs appearances in total, the wide attacker has netted 103 times as well as laid on 63 assists.