Son Heung-min’s (31) team, England’s professional soccer team Tottenham, is reinforcing a new striker. Wing forward Arnaut Danjuma (26, Netherlands), who led Villarreal (Spain)’s attack, is expected to join the goal hunting by transferring on loan. This is unwelcome news for Son Heung-min, who has suffered from a goal drought this season and his position in the team has narrowed considerably. Fabrizio Romano, a European football transfer expert, said on the 25th, “Tottenham is about to sign Danzuma. After going through a medical test and completing simple paperwork, the rental transfer contract is completed.”
Danjuma is a versatile striker who doubles as a striker. His strengths are his quick feet and bold breakthroughs. He is similar to Son Heung-min in that he mainly plays on the left flank and uses both feet well. He scored 15 goals at Bournemouth in the 2020-21 season championship (England 2nd division), and also scored double-digit goals (10 goals) in the 2021-22 season when he changed to Villarreal uniform. Initially, a transfer to Everton was likely, but he accepted the courtship of Tottenham, who was planning to strengthen the attacking team, and boldly turned the tide.
The reason why Tottenham recruited an additional striker was that it judged that it was urgent to strengthen its offensive power in order to secure the right to participate in the European Champions League next season (within 4th place). Harry Kane (30), who scored second in the league (16 goals), needs a special assistant to match his breath. Above all, the sluggishness of Son Heung-min, who scored 23 goals last season and became the top scorer in the English Premier League, is painful to the bone. He is struggling with only 4 goals (3 assists) this season.
British media are predicting that there is a high possibility that Danjuma, who will join Son Heung-min, will be named in the Tottenham starting lineup instead of Son Heung-min. The daily Evening Standard said, “Danzuma will serve as a fresh offensive option for coach Conte,” and pointed out, “The current situation of Son Heung-min, who is struggling due to poor performance, is the biggest factor in bringing Danzuma.” He then suggested a 3-4-3 formation and a 3-5-2 formation that filled Son Heung-min’s place with Danjuma.
Coincidentally, Mohamed Salah (31, Liverpool), who was born in 1992 and tied for the top scorer with Son Heung-min last season, is in a similar situation. He was classified as a transfer target by his team and was driven to the brink. He is recording 7 goals (4 assists) this season, but his sluggishness is serious, especially with only 1 goal in 5 games played this year. 메이저놀이터 Unlike Tottenham, which is competing for the top 4, Liverpool is experiencing extreme sluggishness, falling to 9th on the EPL stage this season. There is not enough time and mental space to wait for the resurrection of Salah, the leading goal scorer.
Recently, news is pouring in the UK that Liverpool can send Salah to Paris Saint-Germain (France) for a transfer fee of 80 million pounds (121.6 billion won). There was also a report that they are considering a plan to reinvest some of the money to recruit Juventus (Italy) wing striker Federico Chiesa (26). This is a scenario that could not have been imagined last season when he competed for the top scorer with Son Heung-min.