It's a major transfer story, OUTTA NOWHERE! Both Kicker and Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger are reporting independent of each other that Tottenham Hotspur are going to son Son Heung-Min from Bayer Leverkusen. Kicker say he is already in London, while KSTA say he will be traveling there shortly.
Emma Storey has some conflicting information, though she backtracked on it a little bit.
Checked out the Son story - our sources in Germany say he's still there, not on his way to London and not for sale #COYS— Emma Storey (@JournoSpursEmma) August 26, 2015
Son update: There IS interest from Tottenham. But repeat: the player is NOT in London or undergoing a medical today #COYS— Emma Storey (@JournoSpursEmma) August 26, 2015
If you haven't seen him before, Son can play anywhere across the attacking band of three, and striker in a pinch. His best position is probably as a left forward cutting inside, though he's certainly very good in other positions. The reported fee is €30m, which is roughly £22m at current exchange rates.
If Son is either in London or on his way to London today, that would be extremely surprising. Bayer have a Champions League playoff match against Lazio on Wednesday night, and they lost the first leg 1-0. They probably want to have Son available in the 18-man squad for that game, though he did not train on Tuesday. Bayer say it was due to an illness.
#HeungMin #Son fehlt beim Training. Der Koreaner hat sich einen Infekt zugezogen und daher auch das Spiel in Hannover verpasst. #B04Lazio— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04fussball) August 25, 2015
Son might not be for sale right now, but if Bayer loses their playoff, there's a good chance Son could very suddenly become for sale. So, uh, root for Lazio? Ugh. UGH.