Tottenham has signed South Korean star Heung-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen for £22 million. The club presented the player on Friday.
Spurs had been on the hunt for a forward for a long time. The club has been hot on the heels of West Bromwich Albion youngster Saido Berahino, but WBA reluctance to sell forced Tottenham to go a different route and the choice fell on Son.
The 23-year-old winger/forward will be a welcomed addition to the Spurs as Harry Kane has been looking a bit rusty in the start of the season. Son has spent the past six seasons in the Bundesliga. Son got his big breakthrough with Hamburg SV in 2012/2013 when he scored 12 league goals in 33 games. He left the following season to join Bayer Leverkusen and scored 21 goals in 61 appearances for the club.
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Son signed a five-year deal with Tottenham and was proud to be joining the Spurs as he spoke to the club’s website.
“Spurs is such a big club and a really good team,” Son said. “My goal has always been to play in the Premier League and I have a great opportunity to do that now with Tottenham – I am really happy about this.
“I am also very pleased and honoured to work together with good players such as Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and all the players at Spurs. I’d like to help them perform and, together with them, make our team even more successful.”
Son will be eligible to play as soon as he receives his United Kingdom work permit.