According to German newspaper Bild, Bayer Leverkusen are interested in Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado.
The Spanish forward has failed to hit the heights since arriving at White Hart Lane, scoring just 15 goals in 61 appearances, and the latest report from Germany suggested Soldado could be signed as a replacement for Josip Drmic if the latter left for pastures new.
But such a move should only be sanctioned if Tottenham sign a Leverkusen player in return – and that should not be Drmic.
Heung-min Son has long been linked with a move to Spurs, with the South Korean attacker tipped for North London both in 2013 (the London Evening Standard) and again at the end of last year (the Daily Star).
The 22-year-old is predominantly a left-winger who can also operate on the opposite flank or as an attacking midfielder if required, and such is his talent that he would be an outstanding addition to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Son has scored 11 goals and provided three assists so far this season, and he has 23 goals in total for Leverkusen.
Prior to that he netted 20 times in 78 games for Hamburg, and when you consider his age there is no reason he cannot go on to become a superstar.
Much has been made of Christian Eriksen’s youth and Son is no different: a player who may be young but who is already looking a class act and one that should only get better in the years to come.
So if Leverkusen want Soldado, Tottenham should ask for Son in return. They may not get him, but they would be foolish not to ask.