‘Money is not important’ – Son Heung-min reacts to Saudi rumours

In response to speculation about a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia, Son Heung-min, the Korean star of Tottenham Hotspur, stated on Tuesday that he has no interest in relocating to the Gulf nation, relays the Korea Times.

“Right now, money is not important to me,” Son said after Korea’s 1-1 draw with El Salvador.

“The most important thing is to play in a league that I enjoy playing in. I have so much more I want to accomplish in the Premier League. I absolutely love playing in the Premier League, so I want to prepare for the next season the best I can.”

According to multiple reports, Al-Ittihad, the Saudi club, allegedly made Son a multiyear offer worth $65 million.

Son started his club career in Germany and has been a part of Spurs since 2015. In the 2021-22 season, he made history as the first Asian player to win the Premier League Golden Boot, scoring 23 goals.

During the recently concluded season, Son reached a significant milestone by scoring his 100th goal in the Premier League, becoming the first Asian player to achieve this feat.

Following the season, Son underwent sports hernia surgery in late May and was absent from South Korea’s previous match against Peru on Friday. However, he made a substitute appearance, replacing winger Hwang Hee-chan in the 70th minute of Tuesday’s match, albeit acknowledging his rustiness.