Heung-Min Son's calf injury could allow Bryan Gil to star this weekend
Tottenham Hotspur fans won’t be happy with the news that Heung-Min Son has picked up a calf injury (Evening Standard).
The South Korean attacker is not only one of Tottenham’s best, but he is one of the best in the Premier League.
He has already scored twice this season in the Premier League for the Lilywhites, having notched 17 goals and ten assists last season (Transfermarkt).
However, the South Korean could be set to miss out on this weekend with the calf problem that has seen him drop out of his international squad.
If he does miss Tottenham’s trip to Crystal Palace, there are a number of candidates who could come in to replace the 29-year-old.
Against Watford in Tottenham’s last Premier League outing, Nuno Espirito Santo played an attacking trio of Steven Bergwijn, Harry Kane and Son.
Without Son, it could be Lucas Moura who comes into the fold.
However, the man that we want to see is Bryan Gil, one of Tottenham’s exciting summer signings.
The young winger was signed for a fee of £21.6m plus Erik Lamela from Sevilla (Sky Sports) and he’s one with bags of potential.
Gil, who has been described as a ‘little Cruyff’ by the Spanish press (Marca), has only featured in the Europa Conference League so far, but this weekend could be his chance.
At just 20, Gil shone against Pacos de Ferreira in Spurs’ Conference League play-off clash, earning himself a 7/10 rating from Football.London.
Nuno will want to slowly integrate the youngster into this Spurs side. But, with Son’s injury, his hand may be forced to throw Gil in at the deep end.
It would certainly prove to be exciting for the fans, who will be desperate to see what their new signing can do when thrown into Premier League action.
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