Son Heung-min transfer update: Player is a 'target for Saudi Arabian clubs'

Tottenham are expected to make some business in both their incomings and outgoings this summer, and their leading goalscorer and captain is one whose name has recently joined the list of potential transfers.
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Tottenham's captain has been lights-out this season, leading the team in scoring with 14 goals in 24 league appearances (Transfermarkt). On top of that, he has eight assists to his name, bringing his G/A to 22, also the highest on the team.

Though he's now 31 years old, an age at which some players may begin to plateau in performance, that's not stopping other clubs from registering interest in his talents. The age factor may even add to the increase in interest from teams in the Saudi Pro League, a competition which has attracted older talent in recent years, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo (39), Karim Benzema (36), and N'Golo Kante (32).

According to GIVEMESPORT, recent information from journalist Ben Jacobs has revealed that Son is "going to be a target for Saudi Arabian clubs, leaving him with a decision to make."

At this stage in the reports, it's unclear from who or for how match an offer may be. At present, the forward's contract is due to expire in 2025 (Transfermarkt). However, according to HITC, Tottenham are already coordinating plans to extend the deal as they "step up contract talks" with the player.

Additionally, Ben Jacobs previously communicated with GIVEMESPORT that the Korean footballer is "100% committed to Spurs." With this in mind, combined with the club's apparent interest, it seems unlikely that any sort of deal will go through in the immediate future.

Tottenham have enjoyed the benefits of a world-class striker in Son Heung-min for years, now in his eighth season with the club where he's amassed a total of 159 goals and 88 assists across all competitions (Transfermarkt).

While the transfer seems unlikely given the club's and player's respective stances on the move, it should be noted that many of Europe's top clubs have been swayed by the massive cash offers coming out of Saudi Arabia. As such, this will be a development to monitor in the coming months, as unrealistic as a transfer might seem.