Harry Kane finally has some help as Tottenham Hotspur announced the arrival of South Korean attacker Heung-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.
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Son, 23, arrives at White Hart Lane for a transfer fee around $30 million and has signed a five-year deal at Spurs.
He can play out on the left, behind the central striker or in the lone forward role and following the departure of Roberto Soldado, plus Emmanuel Adebayor edging toward the exit, Son’s arrival will ease some of the burden on Kane.
Son becomes Spurs’ third-most expensive signing in club history and the former Hamburg youth team product is delighted to move to the Premier League.
“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,” Son said. “I am also very pleased and honored 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 scored 29 times in 87 appearances for Leverkusen after making his name at Hamburg and alongside Eriksen and Erik Lamela he will provide plenty of support for Kane this season. There were rumors regarding Lamela’s future at Tottenham but manager Mauricio Pochettino quashed talk of the Argentine joining Inter Milan.
With Son on board and Spurs still chasing Saido Berahino, they will be aiming for their first win of the season against Everton this Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via Live Extra). Comments like this from their new forward will be music to the ears of Tottenham’s fans.
“I am right footed, but I’ve trained with both feet so I can use them freely,” Son said. “Bold and daring – this is how I like to try to play.”