Report: Tottenham targeting Heung-Min Son as replacement for Erik Lamela, medical planned

Tottenham are reportedly keen on signing the South Korean star as a replacement for Erik Lamela.

According to SportBILD, Tottenham have now started making moves to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Heung-Min Son, as they look for a replacement for Erik Lamela.

ESPN confirmed that Lamela is in talks with Internazionale concerning a switch back to Italy, and with Spurs on the look out for a new winger, Son has been targeted by the Lilywhites.

Leverkusen are already preparing themselves for Son’s likely departure by holding talks with Schalke forward Max Meyer, opening the door for Spurs to start approaching the 23-year-old winger.

It has also been reported that a deal to take Son to Spurs is already in place, with a £22 million fee agreed between the two clubs. are claiming both clubs have accepted the fee, and that a medical is being undertaken by the player on Wednesday.

Who is Heung-Min Son?

Son, 23, is an attacker from South Korea who has played in German since 2008. He moved to Hamburg’s youth set-up from his homeland, and went on to score 20 goals in 78 games for HSV’s senior side. He switch to Leverkusen in the summer of 2013, and has since netted 29 goals and registered 11 assists in 87 games for the Bundesliga side.

Able to play on either wing as well as in the centre of attacking midfield, Son is regarded as a precise finisher and impressive dribbler who can often use his physical traits to beat opponents.

He is better set in a wide position than a central playmaking role, with his passing and creative vision weaker points of his game. However, if he was signed as a replacement for Lamela, it is likely Son would be pushed out onto the wing, and he could prove to be a great player for Spurs, being the type of classically-trained winger they currently lack.

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