Tottenham Transfer Rumors: Spurs to Bid on Hamburg Striker Son Heung-Min

Ryan Day@theryanedwardCorrespondent IJanuary 15, 2013

SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 20:  Son Heung-Min (R) of Hamburger controls the ball during the Peace Cup match between Hamburger SV and FC Groningen at Suwon World Cup Stadium on July 20, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea.  (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
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If rumors coming out of North London prove true, Tottenham could have what amounts to be a player trade with Hamburg on their hands.

And when Spurs fans learn who they're getting from Deutschland, they'll be mighty proud of themselves.

The Daily Express is reporting that Tottenham is indeed ready to make what Metro said earlier in the week would need to be an "£8 million bid" to capture South Korean striker Son Heung-Min.

Not only that, but they have Rafael van der Vaart, who left North London for Hamburg in August, ringing the loudest endorsements for Son.

"Spurs always try to recruit the best talent from around the world," van der Vaart said. "It’s why they are almost top every year."

Funny, I took van der Vaart as an unhappy camper, walking away from White Hart Lane frustrated.

Nonetheless, if Tottenham can capture the 20-year-old Son before the trade deadline closes, it will be a huge boost for the club. Not only is the team raiding a bare cupboard when it comes to putting forwards on the pitch, the quality of newcomer Emmanuel Adebayor has dipped as of late. Jermain Defoe is a fine striker, but he needs a complement.

Clint Dempsey is really more of an attacking midfielder who shows incredible maturity in orchestrating possession, and Harry Kane is on loan with Norwich City.

Son is a fine striker who shows tremendous upside, and he will allow the club to save money it would have spent on the likes of Internacional forward Leandro Damiao.