Report: Pochettino ready to sell Son Heung-min, less than a year after signing for Spurs

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Tottenham are reportedly ready to sell winger Son Heung-min.

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is ready to sell winger Son Heung-min, less than a year after joining the club.

Son, 23, was snapped up from German side Bayer Leverkusen last summer, where he hit an impressive 29 goals in 87 games - and with BBC Sport reporting that Tottenham paid £22m for his signature, it was Pochettino's biggest signing during his time at White Hart Lane.

The South Korean international has been in and out of the Spurs side this season, but with eight goals and five assists, he's shown glimpses that he can become a key member of Pochettino's side.

However, less than a year after arriving at White Hart Lane, Son's time in North London could actually be coming very abrupt end, according to new reports today.

The Telegraph report that Pochettino is looking to sell Son already, along with midfielders Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb, as he looks to improve his Spurs squad.

It's believed that, after Tottenham's 5-1 defeat to Newcastle on Sunday, Pochettino is keen to sell some underperforming players this summer, and Son - who was withdrawn at half-time at St. James' Park despite scoring two goals in his previous two games - is a player ready for the chopping block.

Intriguingly, ESPN report that Son wants to play for South Korea at the Olympic Games this summer, in a bid to avoid conscription for his country in the coming years - something which may have been a concern for Spurs, as he'd have been forced to undergo two years of military service in his homeland.

The report adds that Daniel Levy may find it difficult to find a buyer for Son, but if he can avoid that military service, then some clubs in Germany - where he starred with Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen - could be interested in his signature this summer.

Would you sell Son already?

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