According to a source familiar with the negotiations, Al Ittihad is prepared to make a bid for Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min with an initial offer in the neighborhood of €60 million ($65 million) plus bonuses.
This summer, top teams in Saudi Arabia are interested in a number of Premier League players, and Son has now become the most well-known player to have his transfer request approached.
Son has reportedly received a four-year deal for €30 million a season, according to sources. The Saudi Pro League team is hopeful that the 30-year-old might be persuaded to sign with Al Ittihad, who have already acquired former Real Madrid talisman Karim Benzema and are close to finalizing a deal to recruit Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.
However, if a formal offer is made as anticipated, they will have a difficult time pursuing a transaction because Spurs would not be open to hearing an approach. When news organizations contacted Son’s representatives, they did not answer right away.
Son’s current contract with Tottenham expires in 2025, but he still plays a crucial role for the team. Since coming from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015, Son has scored 145 goals in 371 games.