Heung-Min Son has never been Mauricio Pochettino’s go-to attacker.
Nonetheless, the South Korean now bears a huge responsibility in the absence of Harry Kane.
The former Bayer Leverkusen man is likely to start Tottenham’s game against Southampton on Sunday, and all eyes will be on him to see whether he can calm the storm created by Kane’s injury.
All the indications are that he can. Spurs missed Kane earlier in the season, when he was out for seven weeks, but Son ensured their form was far from catastrophic.
In fact, despite coming in and out of the side and initially vying with Erik Lamela for a starting spot, the 24-year-old has scored 14 goals in all competitions this term.
That has not gone unnoticed, however, and the London Evening Standard report that both Inter Milan and Sevilla are keen to sign him in the summer.
Sevilla find themselves in a similar situation to the Lilywhites. They are too heavily reliant on Wissam Ben Yedder, even if they have taken huge strides this season in La Liga.
Inter have more financial muscle than Sevilla, as the Suning Holding Group – who own the majority stake of the club – are planning huge investments as they look to get the Nerazzurri back in the Champions League.
Son has always seemed content to play second fiddle at White Hart Lane, but it remains to be seen whether that will change if he has the offer of a more prominent role elsewhere.