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Arnesen Admits In-Demand Striker Could Be Sold
Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Heung-min Son could be sold.
Hamburg general manager Frank Arnesen has admitted striker Heung-min Son could be sold if a suitable bid comes in but insists they are keen to tie hm down to a new contract to warn off interest from several Premier League clubs, according to Sky Sports News.
The 20-year-old South Korean forward has become one of the Bundesliga’s brightest talents since breaking into the Hamburg first team in 2010 and has been in impressive form this season – scoring 7 goals in 18 games.
It seems his talents haven’t gone unnoticed in the Premier League with Sky Sports claiming Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are all showing an interest with scouts from the quartet understood to be keeping a close eye on the player – who’s believed to be valued at around £10 million by the German outfit.
Hamburg boss Arnesen has now admitted the club have a valuation in mind that would be acceptable to them, but insists they are keen to extend Son’s current contract which expires in June 2014.
“Of course we have an acceptance limit.
“But Sonny is a very young and great talent. We have the ambition to sign new terms with him and will be in a position to hand him a good deal.
“I am sure we can find a solution to keep hold of him for longer than the end of his current deal (which expires in June 2014).” Arnesen is quoted as saying by Sky Sports
Son is certainly an impressive young striker but he has a long way to go before I could see him commanding a regular first team place at the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Tottenham. At just 20-years-old he’s still got a lot to learn but if he doesn’t agree a new contract by the end of the season, he’ll have just one-year to go on his current deal and clubs may decide to try and snap him up on the cheap. He’d be worth a punt for the extra shirt sales if nothing else I suppose.
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