According to reports, Bayern Munich are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min. The South Korean captain escaped military service for his country by winning the gold medal at the Asian Games in Indonesia. Generally, South Korean law states that men should be in the military service for 21 months when they are 27. However, there were exceptions for sportsmen who won gold medals at the Asian Games or any medal in the Olympics.
The Tottenham Hotspur star had a pretty decent World Cup where he scored two goals. His first goal was a brilliant curling strike against Sweden. His second goal came against Germany who South Korea defeated 2-0.
Bayern Munich’s winger options might run out soon as Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are at the twilight of their careers. Son who can play as a forward or a winger is a pretty good option for Bayern.
One advantage that Bayern might have in securing the Korean is their head scouts. The club’s head scouts formerly worked with Bayer Leverkusen where Son spent two seasons.
Son Heung-min has been pretty impressive for Tottenham since joining the club in 2015 on a transfer fee of £22 million. This made him the most expensive Asian footballer. So far, he has played 147 matches for Spurs, scoring 47 goals and providing 26 assists. He played his first match of the season against Liverpool on Saturday. The 26-year old came on as a 73rd minute substitute for Harry Winks.
The Tottenham Hotspur star can be a huge asset for Bayern Munich. He began his professional career in Germany and spent five years in the country. Son joined the youth team of Hamburger in 2008 and played there till 2010. He played in Hamburger’s senior team from 2010-2013. He scored 20 goals and provided 3 assists in 78 matches.
The forward joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2013 and played 87 matches for the club, scoring 29 goals and providing 11 assists. Son Heung-min will most likely feature in Tottenham’s Champions League opener against Inter Milan today.