Tottenham Hotspur's winger is reportedly on Inter Milan's radar but could a swap deal be on the cards?
Heung-min Son has never been more important to Tottenham Hotspur. With Harry Kane ruled out for the foreseeable future, the task falls upon the South Korean to keep Spurs on track for the Premier League top four and to find a way to fire them into the FA Cup final at Chelsea’s expense.
However, this does not hide the fact that Son has been far from a regular starter for Tottenham this season. And, according to the Evening Standard, ambitious Serie A giants Inter Milan are preparing to take advantage of his role in the Spurs squad to tempt him to Italy in the summer.
Capable of stretching the play vertically and running in behind defences, Son is Mauricio Pochettino’s ace in the pack but, with just 14 Premier League starts to his name, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that the former Bayer Leverkusen winger could look elsewhere for more regular action.
Spurs would no doubt be disappointed to lose a player who offers a different dimension to the attack but the ball is still in their court. They have no reason to sell. However, could they instead use this as an opportunity and negotiate a deal to suit themselves.
The Evening Standard add that Inter have identified Son as a potential replacement for jet-heeled Croatian Ivan Perisic if he moves to the Premier League but could Tottenham instead offer their attacker in a swap deal?
Sky Italia reported in the summer that Inter turned down Spurs’ approach for the 28-year-old but with his future looking more uncertain than ever it appears that they will be in a much weaker bargaining position this time around.
The former Wolfsburg flyer, with nine goals and three assists to his name in Serie A this season, is similar to Son in style, both quick, direct and excellent runners with the ball. However, he is also more consistent in the final third and his work-rate will endear him to Pochettino.
Therefore, a swap could suit each party in the equation.