Tottenham Hotspur star forward Heung Min-Son has turned down the opportunity to earn a stunning $30m a year in the Saudi Arabian Pro League.
The 30-year-old’s future at Tottenham had looked in doubt earlier this week but according to South Korean journalist Sungmo Lee, Son said, “I have many things to do in the Premier League. Money doesn’t matter to me now, and the pride of playing football, to play in my favorite league is important. I want to play more for Tottenham in the Premier League.”
FULL quote from Son on Saudi rumor (with addition)
"I have many things to do in PL. Money doesn't matter to me now, and the pride of playing football, to play in my favorite league is important. I want to play more for Tottenham in PL, I'll prepare well when I'm back to Spurs." pic.twitter.com/GDcnYlmqXf
— Sungmo Lee (@Sungmo_Lee) June 20, 2023
Heung Min-Son turns down tempting move to Al Ittihad
As reported earlier this week, the Tottenham number seven was the subject of a $65m bid from Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad.
However, with the South Korean captain’s desire to stay in the Premier League coming alongside new Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou desire to keep one of his star players, the move has quickly been put to bed.