Collymore: Tottenham player who couldn't get in team for much of season is worth £50m
By Richard Parks
Stan Collymore has suggested on Twitter that in-form Tottenham attacker Heung-Min Son is worth around £50million in the current market.
The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has been in spectacular form of late for Spurs, with his two goals in Spurs’ 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday taking his tally to seven in his last four matches.
Son has now made 43 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring 18 goals and supplying nine assists in return.
Broadcaster and ex-striker Collymore was asked on social media about the worth of the South Korea international and claimed on his personal Twitter account that could now be double the £24million fee Tottenham paid to sign him from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 12, 2018
Son’s role in Mauricio Pochettino’s side could become even more important in the coming weeks as Spurs wait to hear news about Harry Kane’s injury.
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The versatile attacker is usually deployed out wide, but can also play as a centre-forward and proved effective in that position against Bournemouth.
Football Insider verdict:
It is hard to quibble with Collymore’s price tag given the impact Son is making for Spurs. He is a bona fide matchwinner who is a headache for every defender who crosses his path. Perhaps the reason he has been tagged ‘underrated’ for so long is that he has so often between Tottenham’s 12th man. The south Korean has started seven of Tottenham’s Premier League matches on the bench this season and was omitted for the Champions League away clash against Juventus just a few weeks back, when Erik Lamela got the nod. It isn’t that he is not very good – Son is now a star – it is that his manager hasn’t selected him for much of the season.
In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochettino has been at the centre of a huge Spurs dressing room bust-up.