After Tottenham’s pursuit of Leandro Damiao broke down on the final day of the January transfer window, the club’s head coach Andre Villas-Boas suggested that Spurs would not be coming back in for the Brazilian in the summer.
AVB has also claimed that the club can cope with two senior strikers for the remainder of the season but the current injury to Jermain Defoe must surely mean that a centre forward signing is inevitable at the end of the campaign.
According to reports, Tottenham have sent scouts around Europe this week and one of the men they are tracking has already been mentioned at some length throughout January. Son Heung-Min is the name in question – the South Korean striker who has been impressing at Hamburg this season.
Overall, his career record isn’t anything to get excited about with a ratio of around one goal in four but he has managed 7 in 19 this season and at just 20, he has plenty of time to improve.
Hamburg’s General Manager is a familiar name to Spurs fans and Frank Arnesen wants to keep the player but admits that he could be available in June.
“Of course we have an acceptance limit,” Arnesen said.
“But Sonny is a very young and great talent. We have the ambition to sign new terms with him and will be in a position to hand him a good deal.”
Time will tell if a deal will be struck but Tottenham supporters may just start to follow the player’s Bundesliga performances with close interest from now to the end of the season.