Saudi club to bid Tottenham’s star forward, $65m offer prepared

Al Ittihad is prepared to make a move for Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min, with an initial bid in the range of €60 million ($65m) plus bonuses, as revealed by a source familiar with the negotiations to ESPN, informs the ABCNews.

Several top clubs from Saudi Arabia have shown interest in acquiring Premier League stars this summer, and Son has now become the latest prominent player to be approached for a potential transfer.

According to the source, Son has received an offer for a four-year contract worth €30 million per season. There is some optimism within the Saudi Pro League side that the 30-year-old could be enticed to join Al Ittihad. The club is on the verge of finalizing a deal to sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante and has already secured the services of former Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.

However, they face a challenging task in their pursuit, as sources informed ESPN that Tottenham Hotspur would not entertain any approach if a formal bid is made, as expected. Son’s representatives have not responded immediately to ESPN’s attempts to contact them.

Son is currently under contract with Tottenham until 2025 and remains a highly important player for the club. Since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015, he has scored 145 goals in 371 games. New coach Ange Postecoglou is already grappling with the challenge of retaining striker Harry Kane, who has attracted interest from Real Madrid, Manchester United, and reportedly Paris Saint-Germain.