The Bayer Leverkusen attacker has earned the nickname Sonaldo in Germany – here’s why…
After a summer in which Tottenham Hotspur have tried and failed on multiple occasions to bring in top-quality attacking reinforcements, it would appear that the club has finally come good.
If correct, then the deal will mark arguably the biggest signing by the north London club in the current transfer window.
More importantly, it will see Spurs recruit a player capable of playing as either an out-and-out forward or winger.
With a penchant for cutting inside to shoot, the South Korea international has already been dubbed “Sonaldo” by some fans due to the similarities between his playing style and that of Cristiano Ronaldo.
But the 23-year-old is so much more than simply a CR7 stand-in and could be the kind of signing to help Tottenham mount a top-four challenge this term.
With 29 goals in 87 games for Leverkusen he certainly comes with plenty of European pedigree and as these five great goals from the Bundesliga demonstrate, he is more than capable of turning on the style.