Heung-min Son has been one of Tottenham Hotspur’s standout performers for several seasons now but under Nuno Santo, he has quickly emerged as the main protagonist, with Harry Kane struggling to find the net.
The South Korean sensation signed for the north London outfit from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen back in August 2015, costing Daniel Levy just £22m.
A consistent and impressive feat indeed.
So far this campaign, he has scored more goals than the rest of the Spurs squad combined, whilst he tops the charts for shots on goal (3.2 per game) and creating key chances (1.5 per game), as per WhoScored.
Undeniably, he has been Nuno’s best-performing player thus far.
You could argue that he has been Levy’s greatest-ever success story, transfer or whatever you’d like to call it.
The versatile 29-year-old forward, who can play on the wing as well as through the middle, has seen his worth increase to a whopping £76.5m, making him the second-most valuable player at Tottenham and the ninth overall in the Premier League, as per Transfermarkt.
That is an increase of 248% on Levy’s investment, so it certainly has to be lauded as a masterstroke.
Throughout his career in north London, the 92-time international has received plenty of glowing endorsements, only adding to just how big of a success he has been.
Jose Mourinho regularly waxed lyrical about Son and once called him a “special player” and a “special human being”, whilst Martin Keown previously dubbed the winger a “revelation” on Match of the Day 2 [16/02, 10:45pm].
On the above evidence, Spurs and Levy have clearly struck gold and hit the jackpot with Son.
The long-serving attacker has even been tied down until the summer of 2025 after signing a fresh extension during the summer, so the Lilywhites faithful will get to witness a whole lot more in the coming years.
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