Tottenham forward Son Heung-min should be worth at least £125m ($173m) right now, Chris Waddle has said. He recently revealed that with Grealish costing a British record £100 million ($138m), that valuation is about right for the South Korean.
According to him, Son clearly scores and assists more than the English midfielder so he won’t be shocked to see Daniel Levy value him that high.
He added that for overpaying for Grealish, MCFC shot themselves in the foot in the race to sign Harry Kane.
His words, “It’s the catchment he gets as well with the South Korean public. Tottenham get a lot coming to the games every week. He’s a hero in that country.”
“You look at players – I like Jack Grealish, he’s a talented footballer, but for £100m, what is Son worth? He scores more, more assists. You would have the same predicament with Daniel Levy saying ‘I want £125m for Son’, and why not?”
“Jack Grealish has set the bar now for a lot of clubs to think ‘my player is as good as Jack Grealish, so if you want to come knocking on my door then I want this for them’. It will go over £100m again.”
“If Grealish had a clause written into his contract that he can leave for £60-70m, that happens and Kane would probably have gone for £100m. Because Jack Grealish was £100m, Son is worth £125m and Kane is £150m. Man City have shot themselves in the foot really by paying £100m for Jack Grealish.”
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