Three reasons why Tottenham should sign Son Heung-Min
Dimitri Kondonis explains why Tottenham Hotspur should be doing all they can to snap up Son Heung-Min this summer
Additional goal threat
Son Heung-Min tends to play down the wing with an explosive ability to strike a killer blow to the opposition. He has a habit of scoring important goals too, having produced a last-gasp equaliser for South Korea against Australia in the 2015 Asian Cup final. In a position that has produced some wonderful players – see the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo – Son is a brilliant player who will add another dimension to the White Hart Lane side. The tenacious winger would be almost certain to provide a much bigger impact than his predecessors such as Erik Lamela and Andros Townsend. And in addition to scoring goals – he picked up 11 in the Bundesliga for Bayern Leverkusen last season – the South Korean creates plenty of opportunities, with 39 key passes made.
Technically gifted magician
Son’s on-the-ball ability should make him a much more highly-coveted player than he appears to be. He is happy on either foot which is an incredibly rare skill which also makes him a wonderful utility player. He can play anywhere behind the striker, but when cutting in from the wing is when he is at his most dangerous. And with pace to burn in addition to a wonderful close control, Son can finish chances with aplomb – he is just as comfortable at scoring a long-range goal as he is finishing off a one-on-one opportunity.
Finally, Son is a player that will help Tottenham throttle their opponents with his multi-faceted approach to the game. He is a hard-working winger who will track back and help out his defence as much as he will go forward and provide an offensive threat. With the likes of Kyle Walker and Ben Davies in their full-back positions, Son’s flexibility will provide extra cover to the more naturally offensive players. And his willingness to snap at opponents and put them under pressure in midfield will also add some much needed protection to Spurs’ defence.