Son stalls on new Hamburg deal

Hamburg’s rising star Son Heung-min has decided to put talks of

a new contract on hold until possibly the end of the season.

The 20-year-old, who has been linked to Liverpool and Arsenal,

recently confirmed he was happy at the Bundesliga club but wants to

see how Hamburg’s season pans out before signing a new deal.

According to Son’s agent Thies Bliemeister, preliminary

discussions have been good but the South Korea international has

not agreed to an improved offer of ?2.8 million-a-season.

“We have been talking to HSV and the discussions have been good.

However, there is no time pressure for us or HSV to get a deal

sorted,” he told Hamburger Abendblatt.

Son’s current deal expires at the end of next season and Hamburg

are hoping the forward would agree to an extension which would keep

him at Imtech Arena until 2017.

If he snubs the improved deal, it is highly likely he will leave

in the summer as Hamburg could risk losing him for free in

2014.