South Korean footballer Heung-Min Son, whose name is perhaps little known in England was a reported transfer target for Manchester United during the summer according to the Mirror.
Son, a pacey, two-footed forward, who can play in a number of attacking roles and known as a lethal finisher, transferred from Hamburg SV to Bayer Leverkusen for 10 million euros, the highest transfer fee in the club's history. He signed a five-year deal with the club.
Other than Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City were also in the hunt for his signature.
Despite all the efforts made by David Moyes and the Red Devils to try and bring him to Old Trafford, Leverkusen "made the best impression" according to his agent Thies Bliemeister.
The Bundesliga was the perfect club for him to make that 'transitional' step in his career.
It is thought that Son had been on Manchester United's radar for quite some time now, whilst former boss Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.
Since taking over, Moyes has only managed to bring in one established name, his former charge at Everton Marouane Fellaini, after failing in his bids to land Cesc Fabregas and Wesley Sneijder.
Manchester United begin their Champions League campaign next week with a home game against Leverkusen, and Son will be eager to put his skills on display against a team who could have had him in their ranks, had they stepped up their efforts.
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