By Alex McLeish

22nd Oct, 2020 | 9:50pm

Exclusive: Manager drools over 'Phenomenal...World class' Tottenham player

Alex McLeish admits he would love the opportunity to work with Tottenham winger Heung-min Son.

The former Aston Villa and Scotland manager, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the 28-year-old has been a “very welcome” addition to the Premier League.

The South Korea star joined Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2015 and has gone on to score 60 goals and contribute a further 35 assists in 165 top-flight games.

As revealed by Football Insider, Spurs are in talks over handing the versatile forward a new and improved contract to bring him in line with the club’s top earners.

McLeish admits he has been blown away by the partnership that Son and Harry Kane have formed up front and insists he would relish the chance to manage a player of his calibre.

Asked if he would love to work with Son, McLeish told Football Insider: “Without a shadow of a doubt.

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“He’s a very proud guy, he did his army service as well, he’s proud of where he comes from. In my book, he’s very welcome in the Premier League. He’s carved up a phenomenal relationship with Harry Kane.

“Kane’s quarterback pass for his goal against West Ham was just a world-class pass – what’s Kane doing all the way back in midfield to do a pass like that? He had an absolute world-class game last week.” 

Son has already scored eight goals in seven games for Tottenham this season, four of which came in the 5-2 demolition of Southampton.

He has featured primarily on the left-hand side of the attack for Jose Mourinho, although he has been used as a makeshift centre-forward on occasion.

In other news, Tottenham in talks to terminate contract of big-earning star.