Arsenal legend claims why big teams might not want to sign Heung-min Son

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Ian Wright has insisted that Son Heung-min’s age is what puts off the likes of Liverpool from making a move for the Tottenham forward. 

Son’s numbers in front of goal have been increasing steadily over the course of his career at Tottenham.

The South Korean is now undoubtedly one of the deadliest finishers in the Premier League and he is now attempting to chase down Mohamed Salah to win his first golden boot, with the Spurs man sitting three behind the Liverpool star (

Unlike Harry Kane, there has not been much speculation linking Son with a move away from North London over recent years and the 29-year-old penned a four-year contract with the Lilywhites just last summer.

Wright has now lavished praise on the Tottenham forward’s qualities but suggested that his age might be stopping him from joining the likes of Liverpool since Jurgen Klopp’s men would want players of a younger profile.

The Arsenal legend told Premier League Productions (16/04/22 at 11:50 am): “Mane is 29, what Son is 29? If you are going to move Mane on and you are going to bring in another 29-year-old, then it doesn’t make sense.

“You need to get somebody younger. This is where it might be working against Son because of his age now. I think he fits into any top team, with the way he plays and what he is doing.

“He still looks so fit and sharp. Doesn’t get so many injuries. The way he and Harry Kane play, he’s so difficult to mark. As soon as the ball is going anywhere near Kane, he’s already on his way. He’s off.”

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The main reason Son has not been heavily liked with a move away from Spurs is that the South Korean is happy where he is.

Clubs generally reach out to players’ representatives to find out if they are interested in a move before making a formal approach.

It is clear that Son has not given any indication of wanting to leave Tottenham. Otherwise, clubs from around Europe would have certainly shown interest in the 29-year-old.

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