The South Korean recently returned from the Asian Cup where his gold medal means he is exempt from national service. It makes him an attractive target for European clubs who know he is not a first-choice striker at the north London club.
Heung-min will never usurp England captain Harry Kane, 24, from the central striker role and is behind Dele Alli, 21, in the attacking midfield role. The 26-year-old averages a goal every three games – 47 in 140 appearances – which stands comparison to any other member of the Tottenham squad.
Heung-min moved to White Hart Lane in a £22m deal from Bayer Leverkusen in 2016, having scored 29 goals in 87 appearances for the German team. Prior to that, he spent three years with Hamburger SV, also in the Bundesliga. He scored 12 in 2012-13 which was enough to earn him a €10m move to Leverkusen.
Bayern Munich remains dominant in German football but some way off winning the Champions League. Their camp is rife with doubt following Germany’s woeful World Cup display and question marks over their motivation.
Bellicose club president Uli Hoeness spent the summer blaming Mesut Özil for his country’s woes but it now looks like some of the Bayern contingent are about to receive a reminder of the standards the club demands.