5 Best Asian Footballers from across the Top Leagues in Europe
#1 Son Heung-min
Yes! Here's our number one. Son Heung-min.
The word 'under-rated' is often overused in footballing jargon, but it is definitely merited in the case of the South Korean. The Tottenham man is a delight to watch and is constantly looking to affect any game he is involved in, and very rarely does he fail at it.
Decent pace, good ball-control, proper footballing brain and an unerring ability to finish; the forward has been biting at the ankles of Tottenham's superstar, Harry Kane, to be the main striker for the North London side.
The 25-year-old has gained credibility by putting in utterly consistent performances in the youth academy at Hamburg, Germany before he got a call-up to the senior side. Impressed by his performances, Bayern Leverkusen decided to bring the Asian into their team, a move which paid off instantly.
But it was only a matter of time before the Korean was going to be snapped up by one of the bigger teams, which is exactly what happened as Spurs prized away the striker for a £27 million transfer fee. A figure which quite a few questioned at the time.
But the dazzling Asian has paid that back and some more, putting in shifts that have become the norm at the North London club under Mauricio Pochettino - who has failed to deny Son game-time despite having options to chose from.
Keeping a class-act like Kagawa off top spot is no easy feat, but something the most exciting Asain footballer currently, has managed to do quite easily. To be honest, we kinda sorta did this piece so that we could rave about the most undervalued player in world football at the moment.
Go look up the stats for the South Korean, it's definitely worth the effort. His chance conversion rate is quite simply stunning. He shoots. He scores.
Go on Son, keeping laying it on us!