Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of forward Hueng-Min Son from Bayer Leverkusen, the club confirmed on 28 August. The South Korean international, who netted 11 goals in 30 Bundesliga appearances last season, has signed a five-year deal at White Hart Lane and joins for a fee believed to be in the region of £22m ($33.8m).
"CONFIRMED: Heung-Min Son signs from Leverkusen subject to work permit & international clearance. #HereComesTheSon," Tottenham revealed via their official Twitter account – just a day after manager Mauricio Pochettino described his interest in the former Hamburg man as just 'another rumour'.
Son is set to take the number seven shirt previously worn by out-of-favour winger Aaron Lennon and could make his Premier League debut this weekend as Tottenham search for a first win of the 2015/16 campaign against Everton in north London.
After confirmation of his move, the 23-year-old said: "I'm a player who really loves football. I learned the game under my father who was a football coach in my school. I'm looking forward to going there and performing for the Spurs fans as soon as possible.
"The support I get from the fans motivates me more and more. I've trained with both feet so I can use them freely. Bold and daring – this is how I like to try to play."
Son is the fifth player signed by Pochettino during the summer transfer window, with defenders Kieran Trippier, Kevin Wimmer and Toby Alderweireld having already joined along with former Lyon striker Clinton Njie.
Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama and West Brom striker Saido Berahino have also been strongly linked with moves to Tottenham in recent weeks. However, the long-running transfer saga involving the latter appears to have finally come to an end this week after West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace confirmed he had held talks with the player and told him that he would not be sold before next week's transfer deadline.
While the possibility of further new arrivals remains in the balance, Emmanuel Adebayor and Erik Lamela could join the likes of Lewis Holtby, Paulinho, Younes Kaboul and Roberto Soldado in exiting the club over the coming days.
Adebayor, without a squad number for this season after being deemed surplus to requirements, remains a target for West Ham while record-signing Lamela is said to be eager to return to Serie A after holding talks over a potential loan move to Inter Milan.