Liverpool hold an interest in Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min, according to reports. But the South Korean wouldn’t make much sense.
The Independent say that the Reds rate Son very highly. They do also, apparently, accept that any deal is very unlikely. Which it would be, of course.
Spurs wouldn’t sell one of their best players to a team they hope to catch up to and any fee would be extorionate. But then, Liverpool’s interest seems misplaced to begin with.
For starters, Son will be 28 in the summer. That’s simply not the age that Liverpool should look at right now. The Spurs man is a pacy, agile player – and that’s not a style that thrives in a player’s thirties.
So, realistically, they would only get a couple of years out of him anyway. Which would make the signing poor timing as he’s around the same age as Liverpool’s current forwards.
Instead, Liverpool have to invest in someone younger. Someone ready to take over when the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah begin to fade.
In short, Liverpool should be investing in the next era – not players for the now. They clearly don’t need to improve the starting XI right now as it’s the best in the world.
Son is undoubtedly a wonderful player. He’s probably even good enough to rival the current front three. But he’s just no the right type of player.
So while Liverpool can look at Son and admire him afar, it should probably stay that way. They simply won’t find value for money with any move.