Saudi Side Tempts Tottenham’s Son… With €60m Plus Bonuses1 min read
Al Ittihad are ready to move for Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min with an opening bid in the region of €60 million ($65m) plus bonuses, a source close to the negotiations told ESPN.
Top clubs from Saudi Arabia are interested in a number of Premier League stars this summer, and Son has become the latest high-profile name to be approached over a move.
The source said Son has been offered a four-year contract worth €30m per season. There is some optimism within the Saudi Pro League side that the 30-year-old could be tempted to join Al Ittihad, who are on the brink of agreeing to a deal to sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante and have already signed former Real Madrid talisman Karim Benzema.
However, they face a difficult task in pursuing a deal, as sources have told ESPN that Spurs would not be interested in listening to an approach if a formal bid is made as expected. Son’s representatives did not immediately respond when contacted by ESPN.
Son’s current Tottenham deal expires in 2025, and he remains a hugely important player for the club, having scored 145 goals in 371 games since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015.
New coach Ange Postecoglou is already facing a battle to keep striker Harry Kane at the club amid interest from Real Madrid, Manchester United and, reportedly, Paris Saint-Germain.