Date: 9th December 2014 at 10:57pm
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Manchester United have been looking for a genuine right-wing for some time and are closely monitoring the progress of Bayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung-Min, according to The Mirror.

The South Korean is a goal-scoring left-wing who can also operate on the right or behind the front man.

Heung-Min began his professional career at Hamburger SV in the German Bundesliga where he found the net on 20 occasions in 78 appearances for the club.

In the summer of 2013 he made the £8.8m move to Bayer Leverkusen and has since become a commanding figure in the squad.

To date, the 22-year-old has scored 23 goals and assisted a further 10 for his new employers.

He would become the second South Korean to represent the Red Devils after Park Ji-Sung who is not only the most decorated Asian footballer of all time but is also the newest club ambassador for Manchester United.

Park made 203 appearances for the club along with a century for his national team so his influence may just draw his compatriot to Old Trafford despite competition from other Premier League sides.

Heung-Min would prove a valuable signing as he could add quality to the right-side of United’s midfield that the club has lacked since Cristiano Ronaldo departed for Real Madrid.

His energetic, slick darts down the right would compliment left-winger Angel Di Maria and allow the former champions to open up defences the way they used to by playing with more width up front.

However, Tottenham Hotspur have been tracking the South Korean star for around two years and are said to be very interested in securing his services in the coming months.

Leverkusen are said to be looking for a bid in the region of £20m for the attacker.