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Spurs be a part of race to signal “electrical” £86m Son improve


The summer time switch window is simply across the nook, and after being one of many few Premier League golf equipment to spend in January, Tottenham Hotspur look poised to make one other splash available in the market.

Ange Postecoglou has overseen a fairly spectacular first season accountable for the Lilywhites. Nonetheless, with no Harry Kane within the squad, objectives have been a bit tougher to come back by, as evidenced by the membership boasting simply the seventh-best assault within the league.

Nonetheless, if current studies are to be believed, that might quickly change, with the most recent participant touted for a transfer to N17 doubtlessly being the right improve on Son Heung-min because the group’s major quantity 9.

Tottenham Hotspur switch information

Based on a current report from the Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Noticias (through Sport Witness), Tottenham Hotspur have joined the golf equipment all for Porto’s in-form striker Evanilson.


The report has named the Lilywhites as a possible vacation spot for the Brazilian ahead alongside Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United.

Based on the report, the 24-year-old’s spectacular type and the next curiosity from English sides imply that the Dragões are assured of securing a charge within the area of €100m for his or her star participant, which involves round £86m.


This may be an undeniably hefty funding from Daniel Levy and Co, however with the ahead’s spectacular exploits this season, it may be one price making, particularly if it permits Son to return to his greatest place.

How Evanilson compares to Son

Now, what’s the most important metric to think about when evaluating two gamers tasked with taking part in as a 9? Their means to place the ball into the again of the web.

There are, in fact, different components to a striker’s skillset price contemplating within the fashionable recreation, however easy goalscoring nonetheless reigns supreme – simply have a look at Erling Haaland – and in the case of the comparability between Evanilson and Son on this regard, there is no such thing as a competitors.

In his 36 video games this season, the Chuncheon-born ace scored 17 objectives and supplied ten assists, whereas in his 41 video games, the Fortaleza-born Porto star scored 24 objectives and supplied six assists.

Evanilson vs Son










Objectives per Match






All Stats through Transfermarkt

So, whereas each gamers averaged a purpose involvement each 1.33 video games, the “electrical” Brazilian, as described by expertise scout Jacek Kulig, averaged a purpose each 1.70 video games to the Spurs captain’s 2.11.

Furthermore, signing the Fortaleza-born marksman would enable Postecoglou to begin the Lilywhites star out on the left and go away Richarlison – who has simply 12 objectives to his identify this time period – on the bench.


Lastly, whereas the South Korean won’t have fairly the identical explosiveness he did a couple of years in the past, he has nonetheless proven himself to be efficient out huge.

For instance, FBref, which compares gamers in comparable positions throughout Europe’s prime 5 leagues, locations the veteran within the prime 1% of wingers for anticipated assists, the highest 5% for non-penalty objectives and non-penalty anticipated objectives plus assists, the highest 9% for cross completion, the highest 10% for touches within the opposition’s penalty space and the highest 14% for assists, all per 90.

Son’s FBref Scout Report


Per 90


Anticipated Assists


High 1%

Non-Penalty Objectives


High 5%

Non-Penalty Anticipated Objectives + Assists


High 5%

Move Completion


High 9%

Touches within the Opposition’s Penalty Space


High 10%



High 14%

All Stats through FBref

Finally, whereas the worth is actually one thing the membership must critically think about, signing Evanilson would characterize a real improve on Son as a conventional quantity 9 whereas additionally permitting the 31-year-old to get again to his greatest on the left wing.


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