Son Heung-Min rubbishes claims of a transfer away from Spurs

The South-Korean international says he's heard nothing about a potential transfer away.

Son Heung-Min rubbishes claims of a transfer away from Spurs
Son in action (photo: Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-Min has rubbished claims that he's set for a move away from the club this summer, stating that he's heard nothing about a potential transfer.

After signing from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen last summer in a deal worth around £22million, the South Korean endured a frustrating stop-start debut season in North London, which was affected by injury at times. 

The Son hasn't quite shone yet

He showed glimpses of his ability, managing eight goals and five assists in all competitions for Mauricio Pochettino's side, he's struggled to nail down a consistent place in the Argentinian's lineup. Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela have become the preferred three behind Harry Kane, meaning Son has had filled in on either wing and in the centre.

They don't seem to be issues that would result in a possible transfer, just a year after joining the club, with developments in recent weeks leading to rumours of a potential departure.

Son scored eight times this season (photo: Getty Images)
Son scored eight times this season (photo: Getty Images)

Midfielder says he's heard nothing about a transfer

Son has reportedly upset Spurs by stating his wish to play for South Korea at the Brazil Olympics, which would see him miss the start of the Premier League season, whilst he was taken off at half-time in the horrific 5-1 defeat to Newcastle United on the final day of the season.

However, when asked about the situation, he stated that he's "seen the articles", but "heard nothing" about a transfer. 

"Should I be worried? I don't think so. I already told Tottenham that I want to play in Olympic Games, they're looking into it positively", said the South Korean.

There is one bonus for Spurs, should Son go to the Olympics, as any South-Korean that wins an Olympic medal isn't required to do the compulsory two years of national service.