Hamburg forward set to disappoint Premier League sides.
Hamburg forward Heung-Min Son is set to disappoint Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool by joining Bundesliga rivals Bayer Leverkusen, according to Sky Sports.
Spurs had been watching the South Korean for some time and were primed to make a move this summer, but they now look as though they will miss out after Hamburg’s director of sport Oliver Kreuzer confirmed that the talented 20-year-old will most likely be on his way to Leverkusen.
“We think the transfer will go through in the next few days,” he told Sky Deutschland.
“I expect Son to join Leverkusen.”
Son had recently rejected the offer of a fresh contract with Hamburg and as he was entering the final year of his current deal this summer represented the final chance for the club to collect a fee for him.
“You have got to look at the sporting value of the player on the one side, and the economic value to the club on the other,” added Kreuzer.
The move is likely to pave the way for Andre Schurrle to finally join Chelsea. Leverkusen had apparently told the west London club that he would be going nowhere until a suitable replacement had been found.
The fee for Heung-Min Son is set to be around €10 million.