Tottenham ace Son Heung-min on Juventus transfer wish list as Maurizio Sarri rivals Napoli

Posted Sunday, October 27, 2019 by

Tottenham ace Son Heung-min on Juventus transfer wish list as Maurizio Sarri rivals Napoli
Tottenham ace Son Heung-min on Juventus transfer wish list as Maurizio Sarri rivals Napoli (Image: GETTY)

Tottenham star Son Heung-min is being tracked by Juventus and Napoli ahead of the January transfer window.

Juventus have joined Napoli in keeping tabs on Tottenham frontman Son Heung-min.

The South Korea international is closing in on 200 appearances in all competitions for the north London side after making the move from German club Bayer Leverkusen four years ago.

Son played a major role in helping Tottenham reach the Champions League final last season, scoring three-times against Manchester City in the quarter-finals.

Son who is Tottenham’s current Player of the Year, has helped take much of the goal burden off the shoulders of Harry Kane.

And the 27-year-old would be expensive for Juventus to try and sign with four years left to run on the five-year extension he penned in June 2018.

Express Sport understands Juventus are looking to make more changes to their squad in the next two transfer windows and have been keeping a careful note on Son.

The reigning Serie A champions have made a habit of late of snaring top talent on free transfers, including former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

But they also have the financial muscle to spend big on top talent, as shown by Cristiano Ronaldo and Matthijs de Ligt’s arrivals from Real Madrid and Ajax respectively.

Juventus and Napoli going head-to-head for Son would see Maurizio Sarri battling his former club - now managed by Carlo Ancelotti.

Son has previously been touted as a potential target for Tottenham’s Premier League rivals Manchester United.

However, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side facing a battle to secure a place in next season’s Champions League, a move to Italy may be much more appealing.

Arsenal legend Paul Merson this week revealed his exasperation over Mauricio Pochettino’s failure to play Son week in, week out.

“I don’t understand why he doesn’t play every game. He had to come off the bench against Watford but they will need him against Liverpool,” Merson told the Daily Star.

“Spurs don’t have a lot of pace in their team. But he’s got pace to burn. Without him, Spurs on the counter are not going to hurt you really.

“Harry Kane doesn’t really get away from people, Erik Lamela wants to do a trick, and Dele Alli is the not the player he once was. Son is the one.”

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