Son might just be the best £22million Tottenham will ever spend.
There are few players in the Premier League who have gone as criminally under the radar as Spurs star Son Heung-Min. Until recently, of course. Thanks to his heroics in the Champions League and the small achievement of scoring the first-ever goal in Spurs’ new stadium, Son will forever go down in the history books as one of the club’s most iconic stars.
Really, what makes Son such a special player is that he seems so humble. In fact, just about everything about the player is modest in a sense. Other than his value, maybe. Indeed, if a club tried to sign Son nowadays, it would surely cost somewhere between £100million and £200million – taking into account Tottenham’s notoriously tough past negotiations and his exponential growth as a player.
A mammoth increase on the initial £22million Spurs are estimated to have paid for the South Korea international from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 (as per The Guardian). A classic shrewd bit of business on Daniel Levy’s part.
The signs were there to suggest that the then 23-year-old was going to be a phenomenal player. Scoring 29 goals in 87 league appearances is no easy feat, after all.
Son said at the time: “I’m looking forward to going there and performing for the Spurs fans as soon as possible. The support I get from the fans motivates me more and more.
“I’m a player who really loves football. I learned the game under my father who was a football coach in my school. I’ve trained with both feet so I can use them freely. Bold and daring – this is how I like to try to play.”
Shooting with both feet is just one of the many things he can do very, very well – that is for sure.
Thanks to Son’s heroics during Tottenham’s recent battle with Manchester City, Spurs find themselves heading into the next round with a very good chance of reaching the final if they perform. Without Harry Kane at the helm, all the plaudits will surely be out for Son if they manage the impossible dream.
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