Ian Wright has claimed that Tottenham attacker Heung-min Son is worth £70million.
Son, 26, has been in sensational form for Spurs this season, scoring 15 goals and supplying nine assists in 31 appearances across all competitions, even though he has also represented South Korea at both the Asian Games and the Asian Cup.
The former Bayer Leverkusen star scored for a third Premier League game in a row on Sunday in Spurs’ 3-1 win against Leicester, and Arsenal legend Wright has now admitted he is shocked that the player is never linked with a transfer away from North London.
“I’d have loved to have seen Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son fit enough to play in this game [against Dortmund],” said Wright on BBC 5 Live Sport [1:24:30] on Monday night.
“Surprised that he’s not been taken out of there yet or people are not linked with him.”
He added: “Son is [worth] £70million now and surely he’s got to be in and around that money.”
Son has been fantastic for Tottenham this season and he has probably been their best player when you consider his goal return, his influence on the team, his work-rate and the fact that he has played in two international tournaments since the Premier League season kicked off – plus the World Cup in the summer. If there is a player in the Premier League that deserves his pay and an elongated holiday it’s Son. All these extra games could have seen his form drop drastically, but instead he seems to be getting better with every game. Kane is obviously missed by Tottenham but Son fills the void left by the England captain so well because he works equally as hard and is just as good, if not better, on the ball. Wright claims that Son is worth £70million, but Spurs shouldn’t even think about letting him go anywhere for double that amount. Son is priceless.