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PSG shortlists Tottenham attacker for possible January transfer swoop

...If they don’t get Julian Draxler. Which they probably will.

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The January transfer window opens in ten days, and we’re already seeing the predictable increase in Tottenham Hotspur-related rumors. The latest comes courtesy of Tom Collomosse at the Evening Standard, who states that Spurs attacker Son Heung-Min is a possible target for Paris Saint-Germain as they look to upgrade in the early part of 2017.

Well, let’s qualify that a little bit: Collomosse states that Sonny is on “a list” of attackers that PSG could go after, but only if their top target, Wolfsburg striker Julian Draxler, falls through. Draxler, mired on a pretty not-great Wolfsburg side, is heavily linked with Arsenal and Liverpool at the moment and is expected to move somewhere when the January window opens. He’s still likely to land in Paris, though, which would make this entire rumor moot.

Son was nearly sold this summer, but while he’s still probably not considered a starter, he’s earned major minutes in the first half of the season in relief of Harry Kane and via the injury to Erik Lamela. He’s scored six goals this season, and his purple patch at the beginning of the year is indicative of the kind of offensive prowess he’s capable of.

Sonny being on a list doesn’t strike me as much to be concerned over to begin with, and it’s also highly unlikely that Spurs would entertain a big money move for a player in January unless they’re actively trying to leave. In short, don’t worry about it.