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- Feb 19, 2003
Quotes from the player (and van der Vaart)
Liverpool seeking South Korean forward Son Heung-Min
By This Is Anfield on November 22, 2012
Liverpool have approached German side Hamburg over their South Korean forward Son Heung-Min, according to reports on Thursday and quotes from Hamburg player Rafael van der Vaart.
Van der Vaart is quoted saying: â€œHe [Heung-Min] must stay here [Hamburg]. Of course it is tempting when Liverpool approaches you and offers twenty million [Euros].
â€œYet here he has confidence, he plays regularly and can get better. He is a very important player for us.â€
Heung-Min, 20, has six goals in 12 games in the Bundesliga this season. But his current deal expires in 2014 and has stalled on signing a new contract with Hamburg â€“ so van der Vaartâ€™s claim of a Â£16m bid seems rather unlikely. Previous reports had suggested a fee of less than Â£10m would be more likely.
Earlier this week Heung-Min commented on the speculation, saying â€œI am as yet unaware whether I am to sign a new deal with Hamburg this winter.
â€œStill, there is no doubt that I am very happy with my current situation at Hamburg. I like the club and I love the fans.â€
Heung-Min can play as a forward or attacking midfielder.