Euro giants check on availability of Tottenham 24-year-old - report
By Harvey Byrne
European giants Sevilla and Inter Milan have checked on the availability of Tottenham attacker Son Heung-min, according to a report.
The Evening Standard has claimed that the two clubs are eyeing the Spurs 24-year-old due to his struggles to nail down a regular place in the first team.
It is stated that Sevilla are impressed by the South Korean’s goal return alongside his versatility as they look for support for top scorer Wissam Ben Yedder.
Meanwhile, Inter are said to have Son on a list of possible replacements depending on whether they lose Ivan Perisic in the summer.
The Tottenham attacker cost the north London club a huge £22million in the summer of 2015 and it is believed that could force Sevilla into an initial loan deal as Spurs will look to make up some of the money they paid towards Bayer Leverkusen for Son’s services.
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Since his move the player has played a total of 75 matches for Mauricio Pochettino’s team, bringing a return of 22 goals and 12 assists.
Of those totals, he has made 25 appearances in all competitions, bringing a return of 14 goals and seven assists.
However, with two starts from Tottenham’s last four league matches he may be tempted by a move with three years left on his contract.
Football Insider verdict:
Son has clearly made himself an important player in the Tottenham side this season, but he is not essential. The South Korean blows hot and cold and all too often it is the latter, especially in the Premier League. The pacey attacker can definitely be improved upon if he does leave, meaning the club should listen to any good offers they receive for the player. It is unlikely they will receive anything towards the £22million they originally paid out for him, but they can still make a good amount of money back on the player.
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