Tottenham Hotspur have been rocked by the news that Son Heung-min has been ruled out for several months with a fractured arm.
The South Korean performer picked up the injury in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa, a game in which Son scored twice.
It leaves Tottenham desperately short of strikers ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League game with RB Leipzig.
Son had been filling the void left by Harry Kane who is also injured just nicely and Jose Mourinho will now need to have a rethink.
The Portuguese boss continues to suggest that Troy Parrott isn’t quite ready so the youngster will almost certainly not be considered as a replacement.
That could see him turn to new signing Steven Bergwijn. The 22-year-old signed for £27 million from PSV in January and scored on his debut against Manchester City.
Mourinho has utilised Bergwijn as a left-winger during his first two outings but he could now be tasked with playing upfront.
It is a role that the youngster has played before during his time with PSV. He’s actually done quite well as a centre-forward, scoring seven goals in 22 outings.
It could be a case of needs must for Mourinho for the rest of this season and Bergwijn could have a great opportunity to prove his versatility.
He sent out a message against the reigning champions that he knows where the back of the net is. He might now be forced to do so on a more consistent basis from a striking role.
His goalscoring record, albeit in a lesser league than the Premier League is pretty decent and with the creativity in Mourinho’s ranks, he should receive lots of opportunities to score.
Bergwijn has a cracking chance to adhere himself to the club’s supporters and his all-action style could make him a popular makeshift striker.