With Sadio Mane now expected to depart Liverpool for Bayern Munich this summer, it has been claimed that a “big bid” for Son Heung-min was planned.
It has been reported that, with Mane set to inform the club of his desire to leave, Liverpool will not sanction an exit before lining up a replacement.
However, they are now “not expected to take their Son interest any further” as it would have been contingent on “if the north London club had failed to qualify for the Champions League next season.”
“There had been discussions about testing Tottenham‘s financial resolve with a big-money move,” Gold explains.
But Spurs finishing fourth, and therefore qualifying for the Champions League, has seen an investment of £150 million from the club’s owners announced ahead of the transfer window.
Regardless of whether or not a move came to fruition, it is certainly interesting to hear of potential interest in the 29-year-old.
It is no surprise that those within Liverpool are admirers of Son, with Jurgen Klopp vocal in his praise for the forward in the past and interest widely reported prior to his move from Bayer Leverkusen to Tottenham.
Provided Gold’s information is credible, it would suggest that Liverpool are open to a high-profile addition to the attacking ranks this summer.
Both Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe were sounded out before resolving their futures earlier this month, but the fees involved for the generational pair saw the Reds quickly rule out a pursuit.
But ahead of a possible £42.5 million exit for Mane, there is certainly potential for an exciting new arrival at Anfield in the coming weeks or months.