Son Heung-Min is Bayer Leverkusen's loss and Tottenham's gain

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Tottenham fans, as always, entered into the new season with renewed hope and expectation. They have a genuine goalscorer in Harry Kane, a quality playmaker in Christian Eriksen, young players with good potential and defensive reinforcements have come in to address their leaky back line.

It all sounded wonderful but Spurs have been brought back down to earth, as usual, by mediocre performances in their first two games. After the sale of Roberto Soldado and the ongoing pursuit to get rid of Emmanuel Adebayor, its clear that Spurs need exciting attacking players to take some of the goalscoring burden from Kane.

Enter Son Heung-Min. The South Korean has joined Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £22m and will bring much needed flair, excitement and most importantly, goals to White Hart Lane. The new Tottenham number 7 can play as a central striker or wide on either side of the pitch. He's got frightening pace and is a real counter attacking threat but don't mistake him for a winger, who will cross and look to assist others. Son is a genuine goalscorer.

In the last two seasons, he's made 61 appearances and only provided six assists for his team-mates but he's scored an impressive 21 goals. He's not picky about a strongest foot either, Son scored 11 goals in 30 Bundesliga appearances last season, seven goals were with his right foot and four were with his left. He will even punish you from long distance with four of his eleven goals coming from outside the penalty area.

At just 23, he's also an experienced South Korean international, helping them qualify for the 2014 World Cup and scoring in the tournament. He's made 44 appearances for the national side in total scoring 11 goals.

He was also a regular for Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League and was one of the side's brightest talents. I have no doubts that Son can improve his game even further and in coming to the Premier League, it will only make him stronger, quicker and an even bigger goal threat.


He's a lot different to what Spurs have at the moment and that's a good thing, no one in the Spurs midfield is better at finishing chances, either from close range or from further out.

The North London side have enough players who can create, dribble and pass but in Son Heung-Min they now have a player who can put away his chances on more occasions than not. Enjoy him Spurs fans, he's just what you need.

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