Son Heung Min Clears the Air on Links to Saudi Arabia Move Suggesting That "Money Doesn't Matter"

Son Heung Min Clears the Air on Links to Saudi Arabia Move Suggesting That "Money Doesn't Matter"

Rene Otinga
June 21, 2023 at 11:17 AM
  • Tottenham star Son Heung Min has broken his silence after being linked with a move to Saudi Arabia
  • Son has been heavily linked with a move to Al Ittihad, a club that recently signed Karim Benzema
  • The 30-year-old said he still has unfinished business in the Premier League

Son Heung Min has ended speculation about a potential move to Saudi Arabia with a concise statement about his future.

The South Korean superstar was not in his best form for Spurs in the 2022/23 season, leading to talks that perhaps his time in the Premier League could end.

Reports from ESPN in recent weeks suggested Son was attracting interest from Saudi Arabia, with Al-Ittihad being the club more likely to move for the 30-year-old.

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Son Heung-min during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road on May 28, 2023 in Leeds, United Kingdom. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt.
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Al-Ittihad recently became the second Saudi Arabian club to secure a major signing after unveiling Karim Benzema, who signed for free after his Real Madrid contract ended.

Son’s stance on his future

Despite links to Saudi Arabia, Son clarified that he would not be leaving the Premier League anytime soon as he believes he has ‘unfinished business’.

"I have many things to do in the Premier League,” he said as quoted on The Sun.
"Money doesn't matter to me now, and the pride of playing football, to play in my favourite league is important.
"I want to play more for Tottenham."

The Middle East club, managed by former Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo, were reportedly willing to offer Tottenham £51m for Son’s services.

Which other stars could join Saudi?

Despite Son’s unwillingness to leave the Premier League, the Saudi Arabia league is still set to reap massively from other big names.

Chelsea stars N’golo Kante, Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly are all poised to leave London for the Middle East, with Kante set to become an Al Ittihad player.

Football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano also announced on Tuesday that Hakim Ziyech had verbally agreed with Al-Nassr, a club that Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays for.

European clubs call for Saudi investigations

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported growing suspicion over the transfer dealings between Saudi Arabia clubs and Chelsea.

The Middle Eastern nation has become a good hunting ground for elite football players following Cristiano Ronaldo's blockbuster move to Al-Nassr in January.

There are concerns that Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers are using the lofty offers from the Middle East nation to balance out their books.

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