Leicester

Tottenham’s acquisition of £13.5m-rated midfielder will change Son’s career, here’s how

The Tottenham Hotspur fans have been delighted by the form of Heung-Min Son so far this season, and recent reports suggest that his career with the club could be set to change next season. 

The South-Korean winger is infectiously popular with the resident Lilywhites propping up our bar due to his devastating performances on the field and his effortless charm away from it. However, recent reports emerging from ESPN suggest that Son’s place in the first-team could come under threat next season.

The report claims that Spurs are interested in signing Leicester City’s Demarai Gray (valued at £13.5 million by Transfermarkt) next summer – a player who, like Son, typically operates on the left-side of an attacking midfield trio. Gray has struggled for a regular starting berth this season under Claude Puel due to intense competition for places, despite his obvious potential to become a star in English football.

If Gray was to move to Tottenham it’s likely that he would require assurances regarding first-team opportunities, and that could potentially impact on Son’s career. Son has predominantly played as a left-winger this season, but he has been tasked with playing at centre-forward in recent weeks due to Harry Kane’s absence through injury and, to his credit, he has looked menacing in a slightly unfamiliar role.

Son’s success in this regard should convince Pochettino that the 25-year-old can become something of a utility player in attacking positions, as his ability to play in any role across the midfield trio and at centre-forward is a quality which suits Tottenham’s fluid style of play.

Gray’s arrival will force Son to play behind the striker, at centre-forward and on the right-wing, as well as on the left during Gray’s absence, but considering his level of versatility, he should have no problem adapting to his revised role with the club next season.

Tottenham Hotspur fans – thoughts? Let us know below!

Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
To Top