South Korean striker Son signs for Tottenham

London, Aug 28 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) club Tottenham Hotspur on Friday announced the signing of South Korean international striker Heung-Min Son from German football side Bayer Leverkusen, subject to a work permit and international clearances.

“We are delighted to announce the signing of Heung-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen, subject to work permit and international clearance. The forward has signed a contract with the club until 2020,” Tottenham said in its website.

“He will wear the number 7 shirt with ‘Son’ on his back.”

The South Korea international originally moved to Germany as a teenager and came through the ranks at Hamburger SV, scoring on his Bundesliga debut in October 2010 against FC Köln.

A consistent goalscorer throughout his time in Germany, Son went on to make 78 appearances and score 20 times for Hamburg before joining Leverkusen in June, 2013.

He has helped them to Champions League qualification in each of his two seasons and made a total of 87 appearances, scoring 29 times.

The 23-year-old is also a regular at international level with 11 goals in his 44 appearances for South Korea to date, including scoring against Algeria at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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