North London-based Premiership side Arsenal are reportedly monitoring German Bundesliga side Hamburger SV's South Korean forward Son Heung-Min, who will become the second South Korean in the club's ranks, if the English club complete the deal.

Son, 19, who has impressed greatly during Hamburg's pre-season, has been affectionately nicknamed the Korean Muller and received praise from German football legend Franz Beckenbauer, who said Son had what it takes to become the next Cha Bum Kun, a South Korean legend in the German League.

The Gunners, under Arsene Wenger, have a reputation of bringing youngsters to the team and Son seems to be the perfect addition, following the earlier acquisition of Son's fellow South Korean international, Park Chu-Young, from Monaco.

Son may also want to follow the footsteps of his current national team captain, Chu-Young and former international team mate Park Ji-Sung, who joined Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven in 2005.

The Premiership side believes that a fee of around £7 million for the South Korean player, who is under contract with Hamburger SV until 2014, will be enough to lure him to the Emirates stadium, according to a report.

Son Heung-Min, who started his senior career with Hamburger SV in 2010, has made 25 appearances for the club thus far and has also managed to score six times. He has also made eight appearances for his country at the senior level.