Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the capture of South Korea international and Bayer Leverkusen star Heung-Min Son. The attacker signed a five year deal with Tottenham and will take the vacant number seven shirt. This deal seemed to materialize and take place very quickly. Whether this move was a response to the inability to agree with West Brom on Saido Berahino or just something we'd been working all along, it's a great piece of business.
Son joins from Bayer Leverkusen who play a frenetic pressing style that should allow Son to quickly adapt to Mauricio Pochettino's system. Son is a versatile player who can, and likely will, play all across the attacking midfield band for Spurs, while also serving as a backup striker. If Son is over his "illness" that kept him out of Bayer's midweek Champions League qualifier, then it's not unreasonable to think that he could be in the squad for this weekend's match against Everton. (Ed. Note: Son will not be available this weekend as Spurs are still awaiting a work permit and international clearance. These should be a mere formality for Son.)
Spurs are likely still not done, but Son really feels like the crown jewel in an excellent summer. He's certainly one of the best players that we've been linked with all summer and makes the team instantly better. Now, all Spurs need to do is sign a midfielder.