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Tottenham announce new signing Heung-Min Son from Leverkusen

434   //    28 Aug 2015, 20:26 IST
Son joined the North Londoners for a reported fee of £18m

Tottenham have announced the signing of South Korean international, Heung-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen. Son signed a five-year deal for a reported fee of £18 million, according to the club’s official website. Mauricio Pochettino has been monitoring the 23-year-old and has finally sealed his signature before the Transfer window shuts on Tuesday.

The South Korea International will wear the number 7 shirt for the North Londoners. Son moved to Germany as a teenager and played for the Hamburger SV youth team. He has come through the ranks and scored in his Bundesliga debut against FC Koln in 2010.

His talent has been admired by former Manchester United striker Ruud Vann Nistelrooy, “After a training session, you can see that he is something special," the Dutchman told Sky Sports. "Son is the future. With him, HSV will have a lot of success. He is young, has a good head, and even at the age of 18 is making a significant impact in the Bundesliga."

Tottenham also interested in West Brom striker Saido Berahino

Heung-Min Son joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2013 and made 87 appearances overall, scoring 29 times at BayArena. The 23-year-old South Korean has helped Bayer Leverkusen to Champions League qualification for the past two seasons.

“I’m a player who really loves football. I learned the game under my father who was a football coach in my school.” said Son in his interview.

“I’m looking forward to going there & performing for the Spurs fans as soon as possible.The support I get from the fans motivates me more and more.”

“I’ve trained with both feet so I can use them freely. Bold and daring – this is how I like to try to play.” – he added on club’s official twitter account.

The Korean is also a regular player for the national side scoring 11 goals in 44 appearances. He scored against Algeria at the 2014 World Cup. 

Manager Pochettino is delighted with the new signing and Harry Kane’s goalscoring burden can be now shared with the South Korean. Tottenham recently offloaded Roberto Soldado who was unveiled as Villareal player at El Madrigal stadium.

Tottenham are still looking to bolster their attack with the addition of Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion. However, West Brom are reluctant to sell their main striker and rejected Tottenham’s initial bid of £20m. West Brom could be tempted to sell Berahino if Tottenham could meet their asking price of £30m. 

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