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.”
Celta’s Santi Mina scored in 85th minute to give a depleted Celta Vigo a precious point at the Santiago Bernabeu, spoiling Eden Hazard‘s return to Real Madrid’s lineup after a notable absence.
Madrid’s eighth draw of the season moves champions Barcelona just one point behind Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Returning from ankle injury that kept his out of action for three months, Hazard returned to the pitch in fine style, leading all players on the field in chances created with three and earning a penalty that Sergio Ramos converted to put Real Madrid ahead.
Hazard – and all of his flair – left the field in the 70th minute, granting Vinicius Junior the final 20 minutes of the match.
Ramos’ sixth goal of the season builded on Toni Kroos’ left-footed strike early in the latter half of the match. Real Madrid, more or less, were cruising against Celta, who had a goal to their name following Fyodor Smolov’s early opener.
Celta, who had arrived in Madrid in 18th place and had lost their last seven at the host’s home, were destined to do the unthinkable. Denis Suarez and Mina – both utilized as substitutes – paired up for the equalizer with five minutes to go, spoiling Hazard’s return.
LIBSON, Portugal — FC Porto striker Moussa Marega, who tried to walk off the field after being the target of racist slurs from fans, faced apparent attempts Sunday by his own teammates and opposition players to prevent him from leaving.
Marega, who is black and from Mali, was visibly angered by monkey noises targeting him after he scored Porto’s second goal in a 2-1 win at Guimarães in the Portuguese football league.
But when Marega started to walk off the field, several players from both Porto and Guimarães appeared to argue with him. Porto coach Sérgio Conceição also went on the field and spoke with Marega.
It took Marega several minutes to leave the field when he was substituted.
Marega held his thumbs down at the crowd as he went into the tunnel to the changing rooms. The crowd responded with loud jeers.
The attitude of the other players has drawn criticism on social media.
“We are indignant with what has happened. Moussa was insulted from warmups (before kickoff),” Conceição said after the match.
“We are a family. One’s nationality, color, or height does not matter. We are human beings. We deserve respect and what happened was despicable.”
Marega received a yellow card following his goal in the 61st minute when he appeared to respond to the slurs by pointing at his skin and by picking up a seat that had been thrown on the pitch.
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Why did Manchester United let Young walk away from Old Trafford during the winter transfer window? Surely, Young will answer that in detail when the time is right. At this moment, he’s too busy scoring goals – stellar ones, too – as we can see for ourselves above.
Young arrived at Inter in January on a reported $2-million deal for the remainder of the season, with an option to extend for another season.