Arsenal are one of three clubs targeting the signing of Heung-Min Son this summer, and the player is open to a move, according to reports in Germany.
German outlet Sport1 report that the 25-year-old is on the shortlists of Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool in the current window.
Son still has two years left on his contract with the club, and Tottenham will reportedly ask for around £62m, so it’s by no means a bargain. However, the player himself is “open to leaving Tottenham this summer”, and that could certainly help any club interested in buying him.
Another thing that works in the favour of any of the big-six clubs is that Son is only earning £60,000-a-week on his current deal. Even Arsenal could offer him more than that, and a club like Manchester United splashing eight times that on the likes of Alexis Sanchez certainly could.
When it comes down to it, the Arsenal-Tottenham rivalry is likely to get in the way of any transfer. Son will be aware of the added pressure that comes with ‘betraying’ your club, and Spurs won’t want to negotiate to sell a player to such a bitter rival, knowing the fan backlash that will follow.
If Tottenham are willing to shoot themselves in the foot though, Arsenal do need a left-winger.