Fabrizio Romano explains Daniel Levy reason behind Tottenham holding onto in-demand Son Heung-min
According to Fabrizio Romano in his exclusive newsletter on CaughtOffside (Subscription Required), Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min has been looked at by many clubs in the past.
However, Spurs have still managed to hold on to him. The South Korean international signed for us all the way back in 2015 from Bayer Leverkusen.
He took his time to settle but once he got going, he became one of the best forwards in the league. His high point came last year when he shared the Premier League Golden Boot with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
Hence, the interest in Son makes sense. Which team wouldn’t want a world-class, versatile forward in their team like him?
However, Spurs never got close to selling him. The reason, according to Romano, is Daniel Levy. He wrote:
“Despite being such a top performer for Tottenham for so many years, he’s rarely someone we hear about on the transfer market. Well, it’s not due to a lack of interest – there have been many clubs who have looked at him, but he’s always been considered untouchable by Tottenham.
The Italian journalist also added that Son is happy in London, which is another big reason behind him not looking to leave N17. This is a love affair that Spurs fans would hope doesn’t come to and soon.
“When that is the case, it is almost impossible to negotiate with Daniel Levy. He’s also really happy in London, and that is why a move away has never been advanced.”
Son has a contract that expires in the summer of 2025 (Transfermarkt) and hence, there isn’t any reason to panic for Tottenham yet. However, he would be 33 years old when his current deal expires.
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That is a point where the club or the player would perhaps have to take a call on what happens next. But for now, we can enjoy his brilliance. He is expected to start for Spurs against Arsenal on October 1 at the Emirates and build on the hat-trick he scored against Leicester City in our 6-2 win.