“SON good player, but not a striker” Tottenham legend claims…urges signing of Tosun

Legendary English soccer striker and former Tottenham Hotspur player Teddy Sheringham has urged Spurs to sign Ivan Toney.

“Son Heung-min is not a striker,” Sheringham said in an interview with Online Poker on Monday (Aug. 8), arguing that he is not a striker.

“I would love to see Tottenham sign him,” Sheringham said, before adding: “In my opinion, they still haven’t replaced Harry Kane. Son Heung-min is a good player, but he’s not a striker. Tottenham need a leader who can lift other players when they are struggling.”

After losing Kane to Bayern Munich, Tottenham decided not to bring in a striker from outside the club, instead opting to play Son Heung-min, who had been playing mostly on the flanks, up front. It was a decision that Postecoglou agreed with.

The unconventional choice has paid off to a degree. Heung-min has seen less time on the ball than before, but his pinpoint finishing has helped lead Spurs to eight wins, two draws and an unbeaten run of eight goals in 10 games since the start of the season.

On Son’s performance, Postecoglou said: “It’s not realistic to bring in a player who can score 25 to 30 goals in the transfer market. He has the ability to run and press. I thought he would fit in really well with us. He wasn’t the only option I was looking at, but he was the best fit for what we need as a team. The more he plays, the more he’s going to be a threat in front of goal and that’s a huge asset (for us),” he said.

However, as the season progressed, opposing defenses began to isolate Son up front. Naturally, Tottenham’s offense suffered as a result.

In response, Postecoglou moved Son to the flanks in favor of Heung-Min Son as a frontline striker. This led to the argument that “Tottenham need a frontline striker, not an option”.

Sheringham is not the first to argue that playing Son Heung-min as a striker is not an alternative to Kane. “Playing Son Heung-min as a striker could be one solution (to fill the Kane void) this season,” the former Manchester United and France international told betting site Paddy Power, “but in certain games, Son may need to play as a winger, like he did last season to give Kane space and opportunities.”

Toni is one of the best strikers in Brentford and English soccer. He scored 31 goals in the Championship in 2020-21 to finish third and win promotion, then scored 카지노사이트 추천 double-digit goals in the Premier League for the second consecutive season with 12 in 2021-22 and 14 last season. Tony’s performances helped Brentford secure promotion to the Premier League after finishing 13th in 2021-22, their first year in the top flight, and defying predictions of a relegation battle last season.

After an interrupted eight-month suspension from the English Football Association for illegal gambling, Toney proved his fitness on his return, scoring four goals in his first five games. He’s since gone 11 games without a goal, but with his Premier League credentials, there’s no reason why big clubs like Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, and others in need of a striker shouldn’t keep an eye on him.

Toney is currently an irreplaceable key player for Brentford, but his contract is set to expire in June 2025 and he could be on the move this summer. Brentford have also left the door open to a move, stating that “if the right offer comes in, we will take it.” With so many teams keen to sign him, there are reports that Brentford will demand up to £100 million for him.

Dara McAnthony, who recognized Tony’s potential and signed him as Peterborough United chairman in 2018, told Sky Sports: “If he plays for Arsenal or Liverpool or Manchester United, he can score 30 Premier League goals in a season. Anyone who disagrees with that hasn’t been watching (the Premier League) for the last two and a half years.”

“I think there are only five clubs in the world that could sign him,” he said, “and Tony would improve any of them by a mile. He can make Manchester United a Premier League (title) challenger.”

He added: “Whoever signs him will be worth £100m because he is a player in his prime. I think he’s going to be at the top of his game for the next five to six years.”

“Tony had a great game for England against Slovakia,” said Sheringham, “He’s a classic striker who can score goals and bring other players into the game. He looks like just what Tottenham need after losing Kane.”

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