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, Chelsea and Manchester United are linked with Son Heung-Min.
Chelsea and Manchester United are set to battle it out over £10m-rated Hamburg attacker Son Heung-Min this summer, according to the Mirror.
The 20-year-old has become one of the most exciting young talents in the Bundesliga after breaking into the Hamburg side three years ago and has gone on to score 17 goals in 65 appearances for the club.
It seems his form hasn’t gone unnoticed in England with the Mirror claiming both Chelsea and Manchester United have been heavily scouting the player this season ahead of potential summer moves, with Hamburg understood to value the South Korean international at around £10million.
Son has been likened to former United star Cristiano Ronaldo and is fast becoming the next big thing in Asia. The report claims Chelsea and United have sent scouts to watch the exciting youngster on several occasions this season and the clubs are understood to not only want him for his playing ability, but they are also keen to exploit the lucrative commercial Asian market.
United have previous experience in dealing with the Asian market with Park Ji-Son and more recently Shinji Kagawa enjoying spells at Old Trafford, but it would be a first for Chelsea who are yet to reap the benefits of bringing in a player from the Far East.
However, should either Chelsea or United manage to land to talented South Korean in the summer they would not only sell a lot of shirts, they would also be getting an extremely talented player who’s versatility would be a real asset. He can play anywhere up front or across the attacking midfield positions, and at over 6 foot, he’d also provide a physical presence on the field so we think he’d be a great signing.
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