KEY POINTS

  • Heung-min Son is seen as reasonable target over Kane for United
  • Son will never shine in Tottenham with Kane still around
  • Tottenham has shown no indication of wanting to deal Son

Manchester United is busy targeting several players in the market despite reports that the club may be in dire straits financially after this season. Several names have popped up but a legendary former goalkeeper feels that Heung-Min Son of Tottenham would be a plausible addition by the next transfer window.

Peter Schmeichel responded to a question thrown at him by during a Q&A session on social media. The 56-year-old said "Son from spurs," obviously referring to the 27-year-old Asian striker. Son has made a good account for himself since moving over from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015. He has made nine goals and seven assists this season before the coronavirus pandemic placed everything on hold in March. Son used the lull to complete his military service in South Korea. He is now back with the Spurs in training as they prepare for the resumption of play, Goal.com reported.

Though Son has been impressive, he will not be the top dog over at Tottenham. Kane remains the big star of the team. Ironically, the Red Devils have also been linked to Harry Kane. However, a deal has low chances of being completed with Tottenham seeking a massive $244 million for the English striker. The asking price is impractical considering the financial situation that most teams are trying to deal with right now.

United has been linked to several players that they might pick up by the next transfer window. Among the names that have surfaced recently include Jadon Sancho and Piere-Emerick Aubameyang.

In a previous report, the Red Devils were also singled out as one of the teams in pursuit of Raul Jimenez and Alassane Plea. The asking transfer fees for both players are more acceptable. The Wolverhampton Wanderers are seeking $41 million for Jimenez while Borussia Moenchengladbach is seeking between $38 to $43 million for Plea. Compared to Kane, those are more reasonable numbers.

As for Son, he was acquired back in 2015 for roughly $27 million. Based on his performance with the Spurs, there is no question he will be valued more than that now. So far, there has been no indication that Son could be on the move by the next transfer window. And based on reports, it appears Jose Mourinho seems pretty happy having the South Korean around.

Son Heung-min is shown the red card after he kicked out at Antonio Rudiger
Son Heung-min is shown the red card after he kicked out at Antonio Rudiger IKIMAGES / Glyn KIRK
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