Noel Whelan has claimed that it would be an absolute disaster for Tottenham Hotspur this summer if they lost Son Heung-min, amid rumours linking the forward with German giants Bayern Munich.
There have been incessant rumours about Harry Kane’s future at Spurs over the last few weeks, with reports suggesting that the striker is ready to call time on his period with the club.
Son, the other part of Tottenham’s deadly forward duo is the latest name to be linked with a summer exit, with the forward reportedly on Bayern Munich’s radar.
Sources from Germany, including Christian Falk have dismissed the speculation linking Son with a move to the German giants.
However, it remains to be seen whether Tottenham can convince the 28-year-old to commit his future to the club, with the forward only having a little over two years left on his contract.
Whelan believes that losing Son would be a blow that Spurs would find difficult to recover from.
When asked whether Tottenham could replace the South Korean, Whelan told Football Insider: “You can, I guess. It costs a lot of money but what would the Tottenham fans think?
“You’re not going to sign Gareth Bale. You might lose Harry Kane and then you might lose Son as well, who’s been so consistent for them in the time he’s been there. Sometimes he’s been the only one that can hold the mantle when Harry Kane is not in the side.
“That would be an absolute disaster, especially with the stadium they’ve got that deserves these European nights. They’re not going to be in Europe.
“There’s going to be a lot of players that will expect to be in Europe and want to go play in the Champions League.
“Sometimes, if you can’t give them that, then they’ll want to leave.”
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