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Dejan Kulusevski could dethrone Heung-min Son at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur could have a new king in town…

Son shocker

For a long time, Heung-min Son has been one of the standout performers for the club and to some extent he still is. After all, he leads the way for goals scored (ten) and creativity (five assists, 45 key passes) in the Premier League.

However, his recent form has been rather questionable and whilst it could be attributed to burnout having played so many matches this season (only three players have managed more minutes), at 29 years of age, it could be time to think of the future amid some pretty poor showings.

Can Kulusevski replace Son's influence at Spurs?

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For instance, in the defeat to Burnley, he failed to register a single shot on target, whilst against Championship outfit Middlesbrough, none of his four attempts on target resulted in a shot as Spurs crashed out of the FA Cup in extra time.

It was a performance that Press Association journalist Jonathan Veal described as “shocking” on social media at the end of the 90 minutes.

This is likely just a blip for the South Korean sensation but he isn’t going to be around forever and now that there’s a new man in town, his place isn’t as secure as it once was.

Swedish successor

“Gimme, gimme, gimme a ginger from Sweden, Number 21, His name is Kulusevski.” is what the Lilywhites faithful have already been singing around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

It’s fair to suggest that Dejan Kulusevski has made an instant impact at the club ever since he arrived from Juventus on deadline day.

The 21-year-old has already made seven appearances in the past month, in which three have been starts in the Premier League, where he has provided two goals and one assist, via Transfermarkt.

That’s a direct goal contribution once every 111 minutes. If he keeps that up, then that’s on par with Son over the course of his near seven-year Spurs career.

The similarities do not stop there either.

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Kulusevski has recently been lauded as a “dangerous” player who’s just like the 29-year-old by journalist Paul Brown.

“He’s like Son, very good at bombing forward on the break. He’s not afraid to take people on and he’ll have a shot or two,” he told GIVEMESPORT.  “He’s looked quite dangerous since he’s been there, and I think he’s going to be a goal threat and will score goals.”

Whilst initially joining on an 18-month loan, Spurs do have a £29.2m option to buy and that will undoubtedly be triggered should he continue to light it up this season.

Conte has even described the £27m-rated Sweden international as a “perfect player” for Spurs to The Athletic, whilst Italian Football expert Nima Tavallaey Roodsari once dubbed him a “monster“.

If anyone’s going to dethrone Son, then Kulusevski seems like a pretty likely candidate and on recent form alone, it’s the latter who deserves a place in Conte’s starting XI.

AND in other news, Paratici can kickstart Spurs summer rebuild with £30m “machine”, Conte badly needs him

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