Son’ll join Spurs tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar
Left with just a routine medical to pass before his €30million move can go through, it looks for all the world that Son Heung-Min is going to be a Tottenham player before the week is out.
The nimble South Korean forward is currently in London to hammer out the finer points of the transfer, but the colleagues he’s leaving behind at Bayer Leverkusen are feeling aggrieved by Son’s departure.
Indeed, Son was left out of the Leverkusen first team for Wednesday night’s Champions League play-off second legger against Lazio – the Bundesliga side advancing safely through to the group stages regardless courtesy of a 3-1 aggregate victory.
However, Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt was somewhat scathing of Son’s conduct when pressed for an update on the situation after the match.
Granted, it wasn’t much of a dig, but it was a dig all the same:
Son Heung-Min has decided he no longer wants to play for us. Son is a great player who has actually got not really good advice.
He has decided to do something that was not so nice for us as a team, so it was not ideal.
I can certainly understand that a player thinks about his career and would like to make a transfer at the right time. That is absolutely legitimate and ok. This is football business.
I think it’s a sad story. I wish this story would finish another way.
Son’s Leverkusen teammate Hakan Calhanoglu echoed his manager’s sentiments, also claiming the Korean has been “ill-advised”:
I think he is ill-advised. I have written to him, called him, but he hasn’t answered his phone.
I am very sad, clearly the whole team is a bit disappointed.
Way to tear the family apart, Son.