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Report: Liverpool hopes for Son Heung-Min hang in the balance

Liverpool want Son Heung-Min, according to reports. Their hopes of signing the Tottenham Hotspur man don’t look good, however.

This comes from 90min. They claim Liverpool are keen admirers of Son Heung-Min.

Not that they’re even remotely alone in that. Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also ‘known admirers’ of the 29-year-old.

And there’s apparently a worry at Spurs that Son may look at his club as on the way down. A move to a title challenger could appeal, then – especially as he moves towards the end of his contract.

So Spurs hope they can end any interest in Son by tying him down with a new contract. Fabio Paratici, who just arrived at the club as a director, has made it one of his top priorities.

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The club are now confident of it happening, in fact. And that should end any worries of Son leaving anytime soon.

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We imagine Liverpool’s interest in Son is a little like their interest in Kevin De Bruyne – they’d love to have him but it’s highly unlikely to happen.

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The only way Spurs would sell for a halfway-decent price is if Son was right at the end of his deal. And even then, they’d probably ask for too much.

Son is 29, after all, and hardly a long-term investment for a new club. That’s not typically a deal Liverpool look for.

So we’d consider a long-term Spurs contract as a death knell for Liverpool’s interest. He won’t be available at a good price for another three years, by which time he’s just too old to put big money into.

We’d love to have Son at Liverpool – he had 21 goals in all competitions last season, for one thing – but he’d need to reject this contract for there to be any chance.

And it doesn’t sound as though that’s happening.

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