Son Heung-Min is ready to be unleashed. Today, Tottenham Hotspur confirmed that the South Korean dynamo has acquired a work permit and obtained international clearance to play football for the club.
A coup of a summer signing for the club, the announcement is a signal that Son could feature for Spurs' Sunday match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. The two footed former Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen star should add some much needed pace and punch to either of the wings in our attacking three. Son also looks to be a consummate fit to Pochettino's philosophy of pressing the football high up the pitch. Bayern Leverkusen deployed Son in a similar scheme, which worked out to incredibly effective ends for both the club and the player. Yet there is still more news.
Our nimble South Korean will be wearing the #7 shirt, the traditional jersey of legendary wingers. His play is often compared, lightly I must add, to that of Cristiano Ronaldo thus it makes sense that he will take the shirt in the Tottenham side.
It is a tough call to predict whether or not he will start at Sunderland. It isn't like Pochettino to throw new players right into the starting eleven, but it feels like there is the potential for Son to be the exception. Pace in our attack is a scarce commodity and an ingredient which is desperately needed. Son provides this. Whether or not he is in the starting eleven, expect him to make his debut for Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
On a more a somber note, this announcement marks the end to Aaron Lennon's Spurs career. Yes, I know he was sold on deadline day to Everton but to see another player is the #7 kit makes my stomach turn. You have important shoes to fill, Sonny. I am sure you are up to the challenge. Azza for life.