New Tottenham signing Son Heung-min gains work permit

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have confirmed that has gained a work permit and receiving international clearance to play in the English Premier League.

Spurs side broke the news on Wednesday morning and the 23-year-old is available to make his debut this Sunday against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

On signing for the club in a £22 million deal the South Korean star vowed to show Tottenham fans he was worthy of his tag as the most expensive Asian player of all time.

“I feel responsible, also proud because Tottenham valued me that highly. It is very important for players to feel valued. Now I’m going to show that I’m worth it,” Son said.

“I feel good even though I have not played a game there. I had goose bumps when I entered White Hart Lane and so many fans welcomed me. Now I have to prepare to play well.”

Son joined the north London side on a five-year-deal from Bundesliga giants Bayer Leverkusen, where he scored 29 goals in a total of 87 appearances in two years stint.