Report: Tottenham agree £25.6m fee for attacking midfielder, personal terms settled
By Joe Nelson
Wolfsburg have agreed a fee for Tottenham winger Heung-min Son, according to a report.
German publication Bild claim that the Bundesliga outfit have agreed a £25.6million fee for the Spurs winger, who has failed to live up to expectations since his move to north London in 2015.
The 24-year-old joined in last year’s summer transfer window in a five-year deal for a reported fee of £22million from Bayer Leverkusen.
Blid understands that the South Korean forward has already agreed personal terms with Wolfsburg ahead of the move back to Germany.
Wolfsburg have recently sold Bas Dost to Sporting Lisbon, which may have freed up the extra funds to push through the move.
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Son has played 40 times in all competitions for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, scoring eight goals with five assists. Many of these appearances were made off the bench as he slipped in the pecking order behind the likes of Christian Eriksen, Deli Alli and Erik Lamela.
The lively midfielder was with Spurs for the first month of pre-season, before jetting out to Rio to represent his country in the Olympics.
The South Korean team had been hoping for another medal after scoring bronze at the London Olympics, but were knocked out by Honduras in the quarter-finals.
Heung-Min Son was said to be distraught after the defeat, with coach Shin Taeyong confirming on the Korea Football Association website that he “cried all day” after the Honduras match. Pochettino admitted the player was still ‘sad’ when he joined back up with his team-mates.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs agree record fee, medical on Monday.