CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs has revealed that Son Heung-min could potentially receive a mega offer from a Saudi Arabian club next summer.
Some big-name superstars have recently made moves to the Saudi top flight, with Cristiano Ronaldo joining Al Nassr last summer while Karim Benzema officially signed for Al Ittihad a few days ago on an eye-watering $214m (£184m) per year contract.
This looks like just the start of an exodus to the Middle Eastern country, with Public Investment Fund, who owns Newcastle United, taking control of four of Saudi Arabia’s top clubs in Al Nassr, Al Ittihad, Al Ahli and Al Hilal (Gulf News).
Jacobs has now taken to social media to reveal that a PIF delegation are currently in London to offer Chelsea star N’golo Kante a move to either Al Nassr or Al Ittihad.
Heung-min Son targeted as future Saudi signing
The journalist added that the consortium are also eyeing a move for Ilkay Gundogan and are plotting an offer for Heung-min Son next summer.
Can also reveal Tottenham’s Son Heung-min is a Saudi target for 2024 and legwork already underway. One to keep an eye on. pic.twitter.com/PxLUYHDjAG
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) June 6, 2023
The South Korean currently has two years left to run on his contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following the new deal he signed in July 2021.
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Given that these Saudi clubs can use sovereign state funds and are not bound by any financial regulations, no European club can compete with the kind of sums that they can offer players.
While only players who are in the twilight of their careers are taking those opportunities for the moment, it will not be long before we see top players move to Saudi Arabia during their peak years.
Hopefully, Tottenham fans can see him return to his best form campaign fter he appeared to struggle at times under Antonio Conte’s tactical demands at times, especially with Ivan Perisic on the left flank, Son even sent a message to fans admitting the season had not gone to plan for him.
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