Tottenham Hotspur have named Son Heung-min as the men’s first team’s new captain.
Spurs are continuing to look for a new club for previous skipper Hugo Lloris, who has not featured in pre-season under new head coach Ange Postecoglou.
Harry Kane had captained Tottenham in three of their four pre-season friendlies and was expected to be handed the armband on a full-time basis. However, Spurs’ all-time leading scorer completed an £86.4m move to Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Tottenham have now turned to Son, who is entering his ninth season with the club after signing from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015.
Summer signing James Maddison and Argentine World Cup winner Cristian Romero have been named as new vice-captains.
Speaking to club channels, Son said: “It’s such a big honour to captain this huge club.
“It was big surprise and a very proud moment. I’ve already said to the players that everyone should feel like a captain, on and off the pitch.
“It’s a new season, a fresh start and I will give everything for this shirt and this armband.”
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Postecoglou added: “Sonny has great leadership qualities, both on and off the pitch, and is the ideal choice to become our new captain.
“Everyone knows he is a world class player, and he has enormous respect from everyone in the dressing room.
“He transcends groups within the squad. That’s not just because he’s popular – it’s because of what he has achieved in the game, both here and as captain of South Korea.”
Son is the first Asian player to become the captain of a Premier League club.
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