Heung-min Son will be very glad he didn't leave Tottenham Hotspur for Wolfsburg

Tottenham's Son Heung-min scores their first goal

The South Korean nearly headed back to the Bundesliga in the summer.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino speaks to Son Heung-minTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino speaks to Son Heung-min

Last summer plenty of players were being linked with an exit from Tottenham Hotspur. One such player was South Korean attacker Heung-min Son.

The forward cost Spurs a fee reported to be in the region of £22 million by the Sun when he arrived from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015.

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He struggled in his first season at Tottenham. He scored just eight times in 41 appearances for the club and was hauled off in their final day thrashing at the hands of already relegated Newcastle United.

In August Wolfsburg appeared to move into place to sign the player. They looked ready to pay the price necessary to take the South Korean back to Germany after just one season at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates after the matchTottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates after the match

But, as reported by Sky Sports, Spurs decided on deadline day that they would stand by Son and give him another chance at the club.

That has proven to be a good call, after his incredible 2016-17 campaign. With Erik Lamela out injured for much of the campaign Son has found first-team football easy to come by and has paid back the faith shown in him with 21 goals this campaign.

The player himself will also be looking at Wolfsburg’s season in the German Bundesliga and feel he had a lucky break.

Wolfsburg's Mario Gomez scores their first goal from the penalty spotWolfsburg's Mario Gomez scores their first goal from the penalty spot

They have had a dreadful season and finished third from bottom in the German top-flight - which means a relegation play-off against Eintracht Braunschweig of the 2. Bundesliga which they will need to win to stay up. They are 1-0 up from the first leg, after Mario Gomez scored a penalty at the Volkswagen Arena.

Wolfsburg’s season has been a disaster both on and off the pitch and Son will be very happy he is still at Tottenham when he casts an eye over to his summer suitors from Germany.

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