Sunday, March 18, 2018

Son has had Spurs medical

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has confirmed that South Korea international forward Heung-Min Son had a medical at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has confirmed that South Korea international forward Heung-Min Son had a medical at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

Son, 23, is reportedly on the verge of completing a €30 million move to White Hart Lane after not participating in the Bundesliga club’s UEFA Champions League playoff second-leg agaisnt Lazio. 

“There is a request and there are talks. But nothing is done. Son would not have played today anyway, he was sick at the weekend already. At this moment he is our player,” Voller told Germany TV channel Sky.

“I saw many medicals in this business where there was no deal afterwards. We will try to reach an agreement, but only under our conditions.”

Son, who joined Leverkusen from Hamburger SV for a reported fee of €10 million in the summer of 2013, bagged 11 goals and two assists in 30 league appearances for the Bundesliga’s 4th-place finishers.

Digne joins Roma on loan

A.S. Roma have completed the signing of Paris Saint-Germain left-back Lucas Digne on a season-long loan deal.

The France international, who joined PSG from Lille OSC in a deal believed to be worth around €15 million in 2013, will move to the Stadio Olimpico in search of regular first-team football ahead of next summer’s European Championships in France.

Digne, a reported summer target for Liverpool, made just 14 Ligue 1 starts for Laurent Blanc’s side last term, with the French boss preferring the more-experienced Maxwell at left-back.

An official statement from Roma read: “The defender arrives from the French club on a temporary deal until June 30, 2016 in exchange for a loan fee of 2.5 million euros.

“The agreement includes an option to make the move permanent ahead of the 2016-17 season.”

Digne made 23 appearances in all competitions for PSG last season.

Grabban suspended by Norwich

Norwich City have suspended striker Lewis Grabban for refusing to come off the bench during Tuesday’s Capital One Cup match against Rotherham, according to Sky Sports.

Grabban, 27, has been heavily linked with a return to former club Bournemouth in recent times, and reportedly left the club hotel without telling manager Alex Neil ahead of the Canaries’ second round League Cup clash against the Sky Bet Championship side.

“As far as I am concerned, Lewis Grabban is a Norwich player. Bottom line, that is it,” Neil said.

“Every player has got a price, but they have to meet a valuation we think the player is at, not what they think the player is valued at.

“There won’t be any shedding of light. Any sort of thing that happens behind closed doors stays there and that has always been the case and that will remain the case.

“I don’t have any issues with any player. He might have an issue but I’ll quickly fix it.”

Norwich are priced at 2/1 to suffer relegation to the Championship this season.


Shawn Etemadi



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