After sealing one of the transfers of the summer in Gareth Bale, Tottenham Hotspur are now focusing on keeping one of their existing stars. That is South Korean sensation Son Heung-min, who is on the verge of signing a new contract with Spurs, according to Jack Pitt-Brooke of The Athletic.
REPORT: Son Heung-Min on Verge of New Long-Term Contract
Undisputed Premier League Star
When Son arrived in the Premier League, he was a bit of an unknown. His talent was clear, but there wasn’t an extraordinary amount of hype over him. That has all changed now, though.
The 28-year-old has established himself as one of the best players in the league, and the thought of him combining with Harry Kane and Bale this season should be a mouthwatering prospect for Spurs supporters.
Son and Kane have developed an incredible understanding up top, and to start the season they have taken it to a whole new level. Of the South Korean’s seven goals in his first five games, Kane has assisted six of them. Also, both of Son’s assists have been to the English striker.
It’s unlikely that they’ll be able to keep up these record-breaking numbers for the entire season, but they are both in spectacular form at the moment. Tying Son down to a long-term contract could guarantee continued excellence for Spurs, given that he has taken his game to a whole new level.
Looking at the player he was when he entered the league, he has made tremendous strides to improve, and he will look to lead his side to their first trophy in many years.
New Deadly Attacking Trio
Bale’s signing means Tottenham could have one of the strongest front lines in the league. On paper, it is difficult to find a better one, potentially Liverpool or Chelsea, but on the pitch is a whole different story.
As we’ve learned with Chelsea so far, it will take new signings some time to gel, and it’s unreasonable to expect Bale to come in and immediately start bagging goals as he did in his first spell. Just like the Chelsea’s’ new attackers will improve in time, so will Bale.
However, two-thirds of the trio are already established stars, which gives the Spurs front three an advantage over Chelsea’s, who are all young stars looking to fit in. Kane and Son have consistently produced the goods, and the addition of Bale into the team can only help.
Now, it looks like Son is here to stay, so the sky’s the limit for this new-look Spurs attack.
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