After reports suggesting Al Ittihad were making a lucrative offer to sign Heung-min Son this summer, the player himself has spoken on the matter and insists he is not heading to Saudi Arabia.
Son is seen as an integral player in the Tottenham squad and there had been little indication that the 30-year-old would be leaving the club this summer until this week.
The South Korean star endured a difficult campaign at club level this year and looked a shadow of the player who won the Golden Boot award in the Premier League in 2022.
Nevertheless, it is hoped Son can bounce back and produce the goods once more for Spurs under new manager Ange Postecoglou in the forthcoming season.
However, a recent report from ESPN suggested Saudi club Al Ittihad were preparing an offer of €60 million plus bonuses (£51.26 million) for the Spurs star, and would offer him a four-year contract worth €30 million per year.
A whole host of top European players are heading to Saudi Arabia of late, but it seems Heung-min Son will not be joining the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
Heung-min Son will not be moving to Saudi Arabia
At a press conference during international duty, journalist Sungmo Lee shared what Son had to say on the speculation.
Son said: “I have many things to do in the Premier League. Money doesn’t matter to me now, and the pride of playing football, to play in my favourite league is important.
“I want to play more for Tottenham in the Premier League, I’ll prepare well when I’m back to Spurs.”
FULL quote from Son on Saudi rumor (with addition)
"I have many things to do in PL. Money doesn't matter to me now, and the pride of playing football, to play in my favorite league is important. I want to play more for Tottenham in PL, I'll prepare well when I'm back to Spurs." pic.twitter.com/GDcnYlmqXf
— Sungmo Lee (@Sungmo_Lee) June 20, 2023
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I absolutely love this from Sonny. Shooting down the rumours so quickly and comprehensively and making sure everyone knows his focus is on delivering the goods for Spurs just reiterates why he is so beloved at the club.
Any player worth their salt should be declining these offers to go to Saudi Arabia.
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