Erik Lamela is the obvious example which proves Tottenham Hotspur should keep hold of Heung-min Son

Tottenham's Nacer Chadli comes on as a substitute to replace Tottenham's Son Heung-Min

The Argentine also struggled to settle at Spurs but is now a first-team regular.

Tottenham's Nacer Chadli comes on as a substitute to replace Tottenham's Son Heung-MinTottenham's Nacer Chadli comes on as a substitute to replace Tottenham's Son Heung-Min

Reports at the weekend suggested that Tottenham Hotspur are ready to sell Heung-min Son this summer, just one year after signing the South Korean international from Bayer Leverkusen.

He has battled with injury problems throughout his debut campaign and despite the occasional flash of inspiration he has, overall, struggled in English football.

The Telegraph are now reporting that Tottenham are preparing to sell Son if they can recoup the £22 million they spent on the player – with a return to Germany looking most likely.

Tottenham's Heung Min Son scores their second goalTottenham's Heung Min Son scores their second goal

But surely Spurs should look at one player in their current first-team and realise they should not give up on the attacker just yet. That player is Erik Lamela.

Signed for big money from AS Roma in the summer of 2013 he struggled with a persistent back injury and the language barrier during his first year at the club – becoming a running joke among Spurs fans and the football community for his consistent absence.

Tottenham's Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele warm up before the gameTottenham's Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele warm up before the game

After that first campaign it looked like he was going to be sold but in the end Spurs kept hold of him and he again struggled in the second season – but certainly got himself back to full fitness.

After two difficult bedding in seasons the 24-year-old is now flying in the Spurs first-team and looking every bit worth the money they splashed out to bring him in from Roma.

Erik Lamela scores the first goal for TottenhamErik Lamela scores the first goal for Tottenham

Son himself is only 23-years-old and given time could certainly turn his Tottenham career around just as the Argentine has done.

For that reason alone Spurs must give him at least one more season at White Hart Lane to prove his worth.

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