Is it a substitute or a complement? Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), who suffers from a “goal drought,” faces another threat to his position in the team. 슬롯사이트

The English Premier League (EPL) Tottenham club announced on the 25th (local time) that it would lease Dutch wing forward Arnaut Danjuma (26), who is playing for Villarreal in the Spanish Primera Liga, until the end of the 2022-23 season. He is Tottenham’s ‘No. 1’ player in the transfer market this winter. Danjuma was born in Nigeria, but his nationality is Dutch.

He made his professional debut with the Eindhoven reserve team, went through Nijmegen in the Netherlands and Club Bruges in Belgium, and from 2019, Bournemouth experienced the stages of the 1st and 2nd divisions of English professional football. Danjuma, who scored 15 goals in the English second division championship in the 2020-21 season, moved to Villarreal, scored 10 goals in La Liga, and led the way to the semi-finals of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL). This season, he was scoring two goals in ten La Liga appearances.

Danjuma, who made his national team debut in 2018 and scored 2 goals in 6 A matches, was likely to go to EPL Everton in this transfer market, but his destination was changed to Tottenham. Although he mainly stands on the left flank, he can also play as a central striker. His place in the squad and characteristics are exactly like Son Heung-min.

For this reason, local media are analyzing whether Tottenham has recruited Danzuma as a ‘substitute’ for Son Heung-min. Moreover, the Danjuma recruitment even includes the option of a complete transfer after leasing. Therefore, for Son Heung-min, who only scored 4 goals and 3 assists in 19 league games this season, it seems that another competitor has increased besides Dejan Kulusevski, who sits down at Tottenham and peeks at his place after the same move.

However, there is also a view that it will be a ‘complementary’ to Son Heung-min. Rotation is virtually unavoidable in a tight schedule that requires simultaneous play in the league as well as the UCL and FA Cup. In particular, considering the ‘compatibility’ with Harry Kane, it seems unlikely that Antonio Conte will put Danzuma in the forefront right away.

In addition, there is an opinion that Kulusevski, the ‘injury ward’, and Hischarlisson, the ’90 billion won man’, will be more affected than Son Heung-min. The two have only scored two goals each in 16 and 18 games this season, respectively.

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