Son Heung-Min targeted by Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are eyeing a swoop for Tottenham Hotspur ace Son Heung-Min, according to CalcioMercato.

What’s the word?

Mauricio Pochettino’s fine work with Tottenham Hotspur and his squad has not gone unnoticed, with many clubs across European football attracted to the stars that the Lilywhites have in their ranks – and an intense fight could be around the corner.

CalcioMercato report that Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are plotting a swoop for Son Heung-Min, rated at £45m by Transfermarkt, after he evaded compulsory military service with South Korea by winning the Asian Games with his nation last month.

The 26-year-old made his return to Premier League action off the bench in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool and will provide a huge boost to Pochettino’s squad in the weeks ahead, although the interest of Bayern will be a concern.

Should Spurs sell?

Son Heung-Min has established himself as a Premier League star since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in 2016, hitting 30 league goals during that spell, and retaining his services amidst interest from Bayern Munich could be Pochettino’s biggest challenge yet.

The Lilywhites face a huge battle to keep their squad intact amidst the financial implications of their imminent stadium move and must show they have the ability to compete with retaining their star players, which is something arch-rivals Arsenal failed to do a decade ago.

Selling Son could have a knock-on effect in the future transfer windows as the likes of Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane and Dele Alli could also attract hefty interest, while Pochettino himself could be pinched by a European rival.