New Tottenham signing Son Heung-min has told the Daily Mirror that manager Mauricio Pochettino joked about why he didn't sign for Southampton.
Son, 23, had starred in the Bundesliga with Hamburg and then Bayer Leverkusen, who he scored 17 goals for last season in an impressive campaign.
Now, the South Korean international has followed in the footsteps of his compatriot Lee Young-pyo in signing for Spurs, and will be looking to make his debut against Sunderland this weekend.
Son's move to Spurs was the biggest deal Tottenham completed in the summer transfer window, with the player being seen as the man to take some pressure off Harry Kane in the final third.
The forward has now opened up about the day he signed for Spurs, telling the Daily Mirror that manager Pochettino asked him why he didn't sign for Southampton when he had the chance during Pochettino's reign on the South Coast.
"After I signed the contract and met him in the first meeting, he joked by asking, ‘Why didn’t you come when I was managing Southampton?," said Son.
Those comments from Son suggets that Pochettino has been a long-term admirer of the young forward, and should play a huge part having chased him for so long.
This weekend may well be the first chance for Spurs fans to see Son in action, and it looks like he will be handed a vital role in the Tottenham team this season and beyond, whilst fans should also be delighted that chairman Daniel Levy allowed Pochettino to fork out big money to sign a player he has tried to sign before.