Heung-Min Son decided to sign for Spurs during the transfer window, and a report in the Standard has explained why he opted for North London, despite fielding approaches from both Manchester City and Liverpool.
It is claimed that Son chose to move to the Lilywhites due to concerns with potential playing time at both City and Liverpool. They both have larger squads than Spurs, and Son wanted to ensure he was playing consistent first-team football.
Due to the reduced squad size Mauricio Pochettino is working with at White Hart Lane, Son could theoretically be a first-choice winger from this weekend, whilst he will also be vying for the lone striker role currently occupied by Harry Kane.
At both Liverpool and City, Son would not have been guaranteed the same playing chances, and the 23-year-old need to keep playing football if he is to continue to develop.
The report claims this is the same reason Son rejected a move to Spurs two years ago, as he believed a move to Leverkusen was best for his career, rather than being a bit-part player in North London.
City could offer the South Korean international Champions League football, but it is stated that Son had no problem turning down Europe’s premier competition as he is ‘convinced he will eventually fulfil those ambitions in English football’, as the report claims.