Heung-Min Son's contract talks at Hamburg are reportedly going well and he looks all but set to stay at the Bundesliga outfit.
One area where Tottenham need to improve is up front and a potential target that has been earmarked is Hamburg striker Heung-Min Son. With just Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as the recognised strikers at White Hart Lane bringing in a player who can play anywhere across the front-three would add plenty of cover to the side.
The forward has also been linked with Manchester United, Inter Milan, Chelsea and Liverpool in recent months but according to reports earlier in the week coming from his homeland South Korea he had signed a one-year contract extension to his current deal which ends in 2014.
"He has signed a new contract with Hamburg SV extending it for one year, but there have been offers for him from Manchester United and Chelsea."
Those were the quoted words of his agent Thies Bliemeister recently but there could be light in the tunnel as he revealed this Friday:
"This information is not correct."
He went on to say however that there had been good initial talks between the two parties about an extension to his current deal however the South Korean is believed to be keen to wait until the end of the season. He may also want assurances from Frank Arnesen about the clubs future considering their reported financial shortages and being on the brink of European qualification.
Currently they sit in sixth place; good enough for a Europa League qualifying place. They have Hannover 96, Mainz, Schalke and Borussia Monchengladbach all within just three points of them and European football. They are also just four points behind Eintracht Frankfurt who occupy a Champions League place.
The 20-year-old is clearly a player in demand. This season he has scored nine goals for the club and has been their stand-out player.
Not only is he an extremely talented footballer but as many Premier League teams have discovered the purchase of a player from East Asia can have a huge commercial effect on the clubs interest in the respective country.
All the indications however seem to point toward Son deciding to stay in Germany for the time being which may in fact be a good career move for the player.
While obviously talented he could use another year in the Bundesliga before making the move and with the quality currently coursing through the German league he is still in the perfect place to develop.
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