Son Heung-min could be the answer to Spurs’ striking dilemma after proving himself yet again with a man-of-the-match performance against Leicester.
The 23-year-old stole the show after setting Spurs up for a 2-0 win in the FA Cup third round replay with a sensational strike. The Lilywhites had widely been expected to delve into the market for another forward to support Harry Kane this January, but Son has shown that he is more than capable of providing back-up.
This season, manager Mauricio Pochettino has often been happy to play Kane up front on his own, with the likes of Erik Lamela and Dele Alli giving more options going forward from the midfield. As his side have adapted to that system, it may be problematic to bring in an entirely new forward, particularly one who would expect to play every week.
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Son has struggled with injury since his move from German outfit Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, but if he is able to keep fit, the South Korean has the goals in him to stop Spurs from looking elsewhere.
While that could spell bad news for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, who is believed to be angling for a move to White Hart Lane, it takes the pressure off Spurs, particularly if Kane were to pick up an injury.
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Son’s performance against Leicester is far from the only time he has made his mark this season. His goals, including a last-minute winner against Watford, have turned him into arguably Spurs’ most influential summer signing, aside from Alli who has remained injury-free and has therefore been able to accumulate more time on the pitch.
Options up front
That raises the question of whether Tottenham really do need to spend at all, after all, Pochettino has challenged Son to prove to him that he doesn't need to sign another striker.
Even apart from Son, Clinton N’jie - who can play up front or on the wing - is also available, even if he has been confined to the Europa League so far. N’jie looks to have been signed as one for the future, which could mark a new philosophy at the club after a decade of incessant spending.
Both Son and N’jie will have their work cut out if they are to ever replace Kane as Tottenham’s main man, but for now they are playing a vital role at the club nonetheless.
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