Inside Look at the Record Breaking €60 Million Bid from Saudi Club for Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min

Saudi club Al Ittihad have reportedly offered an eye-watering bid for Tottenham Hotspur’s coveted forward Son Heung-Min. According to a source close to the negotiations, the Saudi Arabian outfit have tabled an opening bid worth €60 million ($65m) plus bonuses for the South Korean international, who has been deemed one of the most talented attackers in European football.

The strong financial backing of Al Ittihad has seen them become a powerhouse in the Middle East and their ambitious transfer plans this summer have echoes of some of Europe’s top clubs. The club are keen to add Son to their ranks as they look to make a splash in continental football, with his signing likely to be a big statement of intent.

Source: Saudi club to bid €60m for Spurs' Son

Son is no stranger to success and has firmly established himself as one of Tottenham’s top players since his move from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2015. He put on fine displays as Spurs reached consecutive Champions League finals during the 2018/19 and 2019/20 campaigns, claiming two Premier League Golden Boot awards along the way.

His influence at Tottenham was so great that he was recently granted an honorary British citizenship after helping South Korean immigrants feel welcome in London during his time at Spurs. It is no surprise then that he holds such a special place in the hearts of North Londoners, making any potential departure particularly bittersweet for supporters.

The arrival of Gareth Bale from Real Madrid was meant to signal Spurs’ willingness to compete at Europe’s highest level yet again but thus far they have failed to deliver despite significant investment in new talent. If Son were indeed to leave north London this summer, it would be a major blow for Spurs fans who had been hoping that he could lead their side into next season’s Champions League alongside Harry Kane and Dele Alli while wearing the iconic Tottenham Hotspur jerseys.

It remains to be seen how this saga will play out and whether any financial package will be enough for Daniel Levy and co., but if Al Ittihad are serious about signing Son then they must surely come up with an offer too good for even Levy’s astute negotiating skills to turn down. Until then, though, both parties remain locked in talks as we wait with bated breath over what promises to be one of the biggest transfers stories this summer.