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Son’s goalscoring prowess makes him the Kane backup Tottenham have searched for

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Son’s goalscoring prowess makes him the Kane backup Tottenham have searched for

Tottenham have long since searched for a reliable backup to Harry Kane but the goalscoring form of Son Heung-Min means that he is on a level that Fernando Llorente cannot match.

Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente is edging ever closer to the exit door and has agreed personal terms with Galatasaray, according to Turkish outlet Star, via the Sun.

They report that the Spanish international – who is out of contract at the end of the season – has agreed terms with the club, who are ready to pay under £1m to secure his services.

Llorente is yet to start a Premier League game this season as Harry Kane has continued to dominate Tottenham’s frontline, even when looking jaded at times.

Kane’s quality and endurance has provided Mauricio Pochettino with a conundrum in terms of securing a reliable backup of the correct standard and Llorente’s impending departure proves that to be the case yet again.

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Having a pure backup striker has not worked out for Spurs so far – with Kane fit and firing, the deputy simply will not get enough starts to keep a player of the right standard happy.

 

So it’s time for Tottenham to try a different approach and Son Heung-min is the man who can help Pochettino out on that score.

He is a star turn from wide areas – playing enough out there to keep him satisfied – but has also proved himself more than capable of deputising through the middle in place of Kane.

His goalscoring form this season has proved that he can be the second-choice striker Tottenham have been searching for ever since Kane burst onto the scene.

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