Tottenham announced their fifth signing of the summer on Friday when the arrival of South Korea international Heung-Min Son was confirmed by the club’s official website.
The 23-year-old, who joins Kevin Wimmer, Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld and Clinton N’Jie on the list of Spurs new boys, has put pen to paper on a contract until 2020.
He has been allocated Tottenham’s no.7 squad number and he will wear Son on his back, according to the Spurs media team.
Tottenham’s no.7 was last worn by Aaron Lennon, who has not been given a number for the 2015-16 season, presumably suggesting that he is on his way out of White Hart Lane.
Lennon, who was loaned out to Everton last term, is the longest-serving member of the current Spurs squad.
The 21-time England winger has been on the Spurs books since June 2005, when he signed from Leeds United.
Lennon had been Tottenham’s no.7 since 2008, when he upgraded from no.25 to replace Paul Stalteri in the shirt which is traditionally worn by right-sided midfielders.
Tottenham’s other past Premier League no.7s include Simon Davies, Darren Anderton and Nick Barmby.
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Son was also no.7 at Leverkusen. He played 87 games in all competitions for the German outfit, scoring 29 times.
He boasts an impressive scoring record at international level too, having bagged 11 times in 44 senior games for South Korea.
Son is highly unlikely to face Everton tomorrow, as his signing is still ‘subject to a work permit and international clearance’ being granted.
His Spurs debut could well come at Sunderland on Sunday September 13.
Tottenham reportedly paid Leverkusen £22m for Son, according to BBC Sport, who link to an article written by the Daily Mirror.
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