Son Heung-min Refuses To Play In The Saudi League, This Is The Reason

okegoalTuesday, 18 July 2023 | 01:35 GMT+0000
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OKEGOAL.COM - LONDON,  star has admitted he turned down the chance of a move to Saudi Arabia this summer in favor of staying in the .

As is well known, this Middle Eastern country has been recent in the transfer window, having attracted some of the biggest names in including and Ngulo Kante.

Meanwhile, duo and are rumored to be moving to the Saudi Professional League, in particular that Henderson is Stephen Gerrard “verbally agreed” to a contract with Al-Ettifaq.

Since then, has revealed that he has also been the subject of interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia, even though he was offered a huge salary increase.

However, the 31-year-old has decided not to move on, as Son Heung-min has unfinished business in the .

“If I wanted to go there, I wouldn't be here!” Son shouted at a press conference during 's preliminary tour of Australia.

“I like to play . Obviously money is also important but my dream is to play (in) the Premier League.”

Son Heung-min admits he is “very excited” by the number of players who have chosen to move to the Middle East, under the pseudonym Ruben Neves who moved from , and joined Al-Hilal from Wolverhampton last month.

But Son reiterated his commitment to Tottenham, insisting he had no intention of leaving just yet.

He added, “Most people go (to Saudi Arabia) at the moment and it's a lot of fun, but the Premier League is still a dream for me to play in, so I'm really looking forward to this season.”

The South Korea international joined Tottenham in 2015 and has since established himself as a crowd favorite, scoring an impressive 145 goals in 372 appearances for the north London club.

Son Heung-min won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2021/22, being joint top scorer alongside 's with 23 goals each.

However, the former Bayer Leverkusen winger suffered an extraordinary dip in form last season, scoring 10 league goals by his high standards, with Tottenham finishing outside Europe.