Tottenham: Son Heung-Min dismisses move to Saudi Pro League champions Al-Ittihad

Son Heung-min insists ‘money doesn’t matter’ as Tottenham star rejects ties ‘with £51m move to Saudi Pro League champions Al-Ittihad’

  • Spurs striker Heung Min-Son reluctant to join Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia
  • The Saudi Pro League champion is preparing a £51 million bid for him
  • The Spurs do not want to sell their star, who scored 145 times for the club

Tottenham Hotspur Son Heung-min is hesitant to move to Saudi Arabia despite interest from Al-Ittihad.

Last year’s Saudi Pro League champions were preparing to make a £51 million bid for the South Korean talisman, but Spurs are expected to resist their overtures.

The Saudi club has already acquired Karim Benzema from Real Madrid and is expected to secure the services of Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.

Al-Ittihad has reportedly approached the striker with an offer of a four-year contract at £26 million per season.

But it seems he is determined to stay with North London, where he scored 145 goals in 372 games and cemented his status as one of the Premier League’s best players.

Son Heung-Min reluctant to move to Saudi Arabia despite Al-Ittihad offering £26 million a year

Former Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo led Al-Ittihad to their first league title in 14 years

Former Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo led Al-Ittihad to their first league title in 14 years

“I have a lot of things to do in the Premier League. Money doesn’t matter to me now, and the pride of playing football, to play in my favorite league is important,” the South Korea captain said during his international service.

“I’ll prepare well when I get back to Spurs.”

The 30-year-old admitted earlier this month that he had ‘struggled considerably’ last season as he had to play with pain for nine months.

Son, who jointly won the Premier League Golden Boot with Mo Salah last summer with 23 goals, has scored 10 goals this season and struggled for form.

Spurs themselves were not at their best, with a tumultuous campaign that saw them stumble to eighth in the Premier League.

Should Son move to Al-Ittihad, he would be reunited with former Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who led the Saudi side to the title last season.

Earlier this month, the Saudi Public Investment Fund acquired a 75 percent ownership stake in four of the country’s biggest clubs – Al-Ittihad, Al-Nassr, Al-Ahli and Al-Hilal – with the aim of placing top talent in each team.