With Tottenham Hotspur entering the October international break in the worst possible fashion with a very poor performance and 3-0 defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend, with a lull in the fixture list now we were always guaranteed to get transfer story rehashes and we’ll all have seen the ongoing Christian Eriksen stuff and not least, continued debate about manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Sun tried a novel approach the other day and decided to focus in on Son Heung-Min, suggesting he could be the seventh of six potential stars to leave us at the end of the season – presumably they are six of the 12 that we were guaranteed to lose over the summer, and it simply didn’t happen.
They quoted Son’s agent, Thies Bliemeister when speaking to Italian radio station Radio Marte who strongly intimated that down the line – Napoli could be the perfect destination for the reliable Korean star.
“I’ve never brought a player to Napoli, but I’d like to because Diego Maradona, my favourite player, played for them. I’ve talked to Napoli in the past, with executives who are no longer at the club. I’ll take advantage of this double-header with Salzburg to talk to them. As for Son at Napoli, why not? You can never say never in football. Son likes Italy, the food and Italian people. It’s not easy to take him from Tottenham because he costs a lot but, one day, who knows?”
So that’s nailed on to happen then isn’t it, given there are so many concrete details in his words.
I’m pretty sure his agent, at some point in the past, has probably spoken to staff at the local builder’s merchants but I’m not so sure Sonny would be signing for them.