Bayern Munich are looking into the signing one of Tottenham’s best players during the summer, but he may not be their need of the hour.
Bayern Munich won the treble last season but their quality over this season has come under the scanner. The Bavarians have been overly reliant on Robert Lewandowski for the goal-scoring side of things and defensively, they have been vulnerable too. As such, they are already out of the DFB Pokal and face a daunting task against Paris Saint-Germain in Europe.
Hansi Flick already knows his side will welcome in at least one player during the summer in the shape of Dayot Upamecano. A deal for the Frenchman has already been agreed and the club will bring in a much-needed defender amid talks that Jerome Boateng could follow David Alaba out of the Allianz Arena in the summer.
Daily Mail now claims that the Bundesliga leaders have entered the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-min Son during the off-season. Son and Harry Kane have been at the top of their games for Spurs this season, but their failure in winning silverware may see the overperforming duo leave for greener pastures in the months to come.
Son’s contract in north London lasts for two more seasons and there have been delays in negotiations although a comfortable length of his deal still remains. Nevertheless, Bayern Munich are interested in his signing and prepared to offer the player a contract exceeding the 200,000 pound mark in terms of weekly wages.
The South Korean has scored 18 goals and 16 assists in all competitions this season, but Tottenham still seem to be off the pace in terms of securing a Champions League finish. The Lilywhites have also been knocked out of the Europa League and FA Cup, meaning their only shot at a piece of silverware in over a decade remains the Carabao Cup later this month.
While preparing a move for Son is ambitious, there are doubts over whether Bayern Munich will or even need to secure it. The side’s problems has come with stubborn tactics as pointed out by several pundits in recent times. Moreover, Flick has seen the ramifications of relying solely on one player to score goals in his first full season as the manager.
Leroy Sane has failed to replicate his numbers with Bayern despite being in a lesser competitive division as compared to the Premier League, and Serge Gnabry seems to be a shadow of himself from the previous year. Kingsley Coman has also failed to deliver regularly and Thomas Muller is the only winger whose consistency is not questionable.
Spurs will do all they can to hold onto Son, as they have done with numerous players in the past and play hardball with Bayern Munich over a price tag. The German side’s best solution is to involve its current wingers more in the attacking zones, especially in the box, rather than spending big bucks on a winger whose quality can be surpassed by the existing choices.