Spurs striker search ends with South Korean deal

Spurs striker Son Heung-min

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has got his wish of a new striker after the club confirmed a £22m deal to bring Son Heung-min from German club Bayer Leverkusen.

Pochettino has made no secret of his desire to recruit some support for Harry Kane this summer, with the north London club rebuffed in their attempts to land Saido Berahino from West Brom.

With Roberto Soldado departing White Hart Lane and Emmanuel Adebayor surplus to requirements, Pochettino was desperate to provide back-up for last season’s star striker Kane.

Spurs have scored just three goals in three games ahead of Saturday’s clash with Everton.

The 23-year-old Son scored 29 goals in 87 appearances for Leverkusen having joined them from Hamburg in 2013.

He also has 11 goals in his 44 appearances for South Korea, including one against Algeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
“I’m looking forward to going there and performing for the Spurs fans as soon as possible,” said Son.

“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.”

The arrival of Son at White Hart Lane looks likely to halt Spurs’ pursuit of Berahino for now.

Son could make his Tottenham debut against Everton, a game the home side are 1.95 to win. Everton are 4.00 with the draw 3.50.

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