Liverpool would be “all over” Son Heung-min transfer despite new Spurs contract

Liverpool would be "all over" Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min even though the South Korean international recently signed a new contract with the club.

The 29-year-old agreed a new four-year contract extension back in July that will keep him in north London until at least 2025 and take his time with Spurs to 10 years.

However, former Spurs defender Jonathan Woodgate, speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes at its launch of the 5-A-Side Bet on Tottenham v Leeds, believes Liverpool would be interested in signing him if he became available.

Woodgate has labelled Son as one of two world class players at the club alongside England's Harry Kane.

Discussing Antonio Conte's arrival at the club, Woodgate said: "But to bring someone in of Antonio Conte's quality is a massive coup for that football club, and I really believe he'll do well there.

"Hopefully he'll get given some money to spend because he's got two world-class players in Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.

"I just want to see them strengthen elsewhere. Those two get into most Premier League teams.

"Son has recently signed a long-term contract at the club, but if for whatever reason he became available, I'd imagine Liverpool would be all over him.

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"He's their type of player. Every team would want Son; he's outstanding."

Son joined Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 and has gone on to score 112 goals for the club in 295 appearances, adding a further 66 assists along the way.

Spurs appointed Italian Conte earlier this month to replace Nuno Espirito Santo, who was sacked after the club's form slumped.

Woodgate went on to reveal where he would like to see Conte strengthen the Spurs squad.

"I think the full-backs at the club are decent enough; I'd be looking to buy another centre-half; I know they brought in Cristian Romero in the summer but I still feel like that's an area they can tighten up in," he added.

"And then I want to see more creativity going forward. We've spoken about how good Kane and Son are, but behind those, who's going to produce top, top numbers?

"I just feel there are too many similar players in the centre of the park in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Oliver Skipp and Harry Winks."

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