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Tottenham sign Heung-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen

Heung-Min Son of Leverkusen of Bayer Leverkusen runs with the ball
Image: Heung-Min Son is joining Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen

Tottenham have completed the signing of Heung-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen, subject to the forward receiving a work permit.

Sky Sports reported on Wednesday that Spurs had opened talks with the Bundesliga club over a deal worth £18m, and that he was set to undergo a medical at Hotspur Way.

And on Friday that deal was completed, with the South Korea international signing a five-year deal and being confirmed as wearing the club's No 7 shirt for the forthcoming season.

The 23-year-old said: "I'm looking forward to going there and performing for the Spurs fans as soon as possible.

"I learned the game under my father who was a football coach in my school. I've trained with both feet so I can use them freely. Bold and daring - this is how I like to try to play."

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Image: Son spent two seasons with Leverkusen

Meanwhile Leverkusen have signed Slovenia international Kevin Kampl from Borussia Dortmund to replace him.

Son,23, netted 11 goals for Leverkusen and has also played for German club Hamburg while collecting more than 40 caps for the South Korea senior team.

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He made his international debut in 2010 and went on to play at the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil where he scored against Algeria.

Son scored 29 times in 87 appearances for Bayer who he joined in 2013 and, during last season's Champions League, found the back of the net three times.

Who is Heung-Min Son?
Who is Heung-Min Son?

We profile Tottenham's Heung-Min Son following confirmation of his signing from Leverkusen.

It is not clear whether Son's decision to move to White Hart Lane ends Tottenham's pursuit of West Brom striker Saido Berahino, for whom they have had two bids of £18m and £22m rejected. 

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