According to a report from Defensa Central, Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-min Son at the World Cup in Qatar and were particularly impressed by the South Korea captain’s performance against Portugal.

Son joined Spurs in the summer of 2015 and has gone on to cement himself as a modern club legend in the time since. He has 136 goals in 344 appearances for the North London side (Transfermarkt) and is currently eighth in the list of the club’s all-time top goalscorers (MyFootballFacts).

Heung-min Son

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The 30-year-old reached new heights last season, when he scored 24 goals in all competitions for Spurs, with 23 of those coming in the Premier League (Transfermarkt). That tally saw him win the Premier League Golden Boot award.

Son has struggled to recapture that form this season, though, with just five goals in all competitions in the first half of the campaign (Transfermarkt).

Despite this, there have been rumblings that Son may leave Spurs at the end of the season (CalcioMercato). Indeed, El Nacional recently reported Real Madrid and PSG were interested in the South Korean star.

The interest doesn’t seem to be going anywhere for Madrid, either, if reports from Defensa Central are to be believed. The outlet claims the La Liga giants were monitoring Son at the World Cup in Qatar.

Apparently, Real Madrid believe Son is ‘capable of taking a greater leap in his career,’ and would ‘provide many solutions’ for the Spanish side’s attack.

While watching Son at the World Cup, Madrid were reportedly particularly pleased with his performance in the final group game for South Korea, where he provided the assist for the goal which sealed the nation’s qualification for the last 16.

Defensa Central adds: “Son was seen as the leader, he threw the team behind him, from his boots [came] the goal that achieved the miraculous [qualification] of South Korea.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It’s not surprising that the top teams are still looking at Heung-min Son, but I genuinely believe he is committed to Spurs and would not be looking to move on any time soon. Similarly, the club, and most importantly Antonio Conte, would not entertain any offers for his services anyway.

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