Tottenham Hotspur signed Heung Min-Son this summer from German giants Bayer Leverkusen for £21.9million which made him the most expensive Asian footballer ever.
Evening standard has claimed that the South Korean international rejected interest from giants like Manchester City and Liverpool in order to join Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side so that he can get regular game time.
The flamboyant forward’s signing was the final signing of the summer by the North London side after bringing Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Trippier, Kevin Wimmer and Clinton N’Jie at the club.
The former Hamburg man has a great eye for goals and can play on either wing along with center forward. He did very well in Germany for Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg.
Playing 87 games in all competitions for Bayer Leverkusen, he netted 29 goals and assisted 11. He played 78 games in all competitions for Hamburg and netted 20 goals and assisted thrice.
At just 23 years of age, the Asian wonder boy has a bright future and interest from bigger clubs is not unusual for him. But it was a great decision by him to look to play regularly and joining Spurs.
Spurs are now the youngest squad in Premier League on average age and the newcomer can become a key part of that young team under a young manager in Mauricio Pochettino.
The South Korean could make his debut for the Lilywhites as they travel to Sunderland on Sunday, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are badly in need of a win having taken just three points from their opening four Premier League outings.
The absence of Champions League football this season is not thought to concern Son, as he is convinced he will eventually fulfill those ambitions in English football.
Son trained with his new team-mates this week and it is thought he will play at least a part of the game at the Stadium of Light.